Comments on: How EU politics pushed Merkel to lift Germany’s austerity policies http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/07/04/how-eu-politics-pushed-merkel-to-lift-germanys-austerity-policies/ Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:42:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: wolfloid http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/07/04/how-eu-politics-pushed-merkel-to-lift-germanys-austerity-policies/#comment-1848 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 22:44:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1277#comment-1848 Revealing once again the sinister and undemocratic heart of European decision making.

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By: Antipopulist35 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/07/04/how-eu-politics-pushed-merkel-to-lift-germanys-austerity-policies/#comment-1847 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:14:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1277#comment-1847 “Juncker, therefore, has been elected as Europe’s head civil servant, not its head of state.”

No. The Commission President is not a neutral civil servant. The most senior civil servant is the Secretary General of the European Commission. Juncker represents the highest political authority in the Commission.

The differentiation between Commissioners and the Commission is the same as that between a Minister and a Ministry.

Also, in your crude analysis, the Commission President is not Head of State either, but rather most closely affiliated with a head of government role.

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