Avalon: I have no problem with giving aid to the Haitians, but I wish the French would use their own money for once.
Wait until the Turks and the balkan states get in. All them lovely farming subsidies going east. The farmers in the west wont be too happy and the ordinary joe will have to fund it whilst competing with cheap turkish labour.
convex: EU accounting and auditing is almost as bad as that for TARP in the US...
Brussels is were local MPs are put out to pasture. In the business world it would be described as people, instead of being fired, getting "kicked up stairs".