Commission rejects 'EU president' plan

April 23, 2003 at 7:30 AM
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BRUSSELS, April 23 (UPI) -- The European Commission Wednesday lashed out at plans drawn up by former French leader Valery Giscard d'Estaing to create a powerful position of EU president. The Brussels-based executive body said the proposal would "damage" the balance of power in the bloc and "undermine accountability and effectiveness."

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