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The European dream needs a little work 22 Jan
Shetland Fishermen's Association Executive Officer, Simon Collins,writes in the Scotsman about the balance of political power in our industry.
One of the more doubtful privileges of working in one of our most regulated industries is a close-up view of the European Commission. From the outside, this is the blandest of EU institutions, drawing attention only when its wage bill is published.
For most of our fellow citizens, “Europe” means the European Parliament or Council, and especially the latter. After all, we know who David Cameron and Angela Merkel are, and some of us will recognise an MEP or two. When the big crises break – and there seem to be a lot of those these days – the TV crews dispatched to Brussels focus on the suitably serious faces of our elected politicians. The Commission is barely mentioned, if it is mentioned at all.
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