Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, today announced that the EU would focus on economic growth and job creation.
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A step in the right direction, even if Barroso doesn´t make any reference to tackling the EU´s labyrinthine bureaucracy and endemic corruption.
Even so, however, the Socialists, the Greens and the trades unions wasted no time in attacking the Commission President´s overly "American" focus on the economy, at the expense of more congenial environmental and social engineering projects.
They obviously haven´t heard about the extensive Eurowide goat-testing initiative featured here last week (see EU to test 200,000 goats, posted January 29th, 2005). If they knew how tenderly Markos Kyprianou, the EU Commissioner for Goats, is husbanding our goats, they wouldn´t rabble-rouse in so deplorable a fashion.