With the European elections fast approaching, eurosceptics will again be claiming that nothing good comes out of Brussels. I’ve been leaked a document that conclusively proves them wrong. This proposed apple-pie-directive, which has been doing the diplomatic rounds, is quite special.
Some of it will mean nothing to those of you who are not immersed in the comfortingly odd habits of Brussels. But some of the insights are hilarious. My hat goes off to the Eurocrat who wrote it.
I particularly enjoyed these points:
FR has entered a study reserve. It is reflecting on whether the effect of combining the two distinct elements in the Commission’s proposal could be to “mélanger les pommes et les poires”.
Two delegations (EL, CY) also maintain a linguistic reserve. They insist that the Greek language version of the new Programme should refer to “Apple π”.
We eagerly await the motherhood directive.