ANOTHER German bureaucrat has taken a key role in the EU – sparking comparisons to the Roman Empire’s brutal takeover of Europe.
Markus Winkler, a close ally of President Martin Schulz, will become the deputy Secretary General of the European Commission from November.
With the position of President and Secretary General already taken by Germans, critics have accused Schultz of undermining democracy.
Commission vice-president Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, a German himself, yesterday drew parallels with the Holy Roman Empire ruling Europe.
Another leading Eurocrat suggested Schulz – who was appointed in 2012 – is looking to surround himself with allies.
He said: “It is now a general trend in the Parliament that to earn Schulz’s favour, you need to be German and a Socialist.”
Schulz is said to be “pushing” yet another ally, his spokesman Armin Machmer, to take a role in the Commission.
Schultz last month rejected claims he wanted to fill the Parliament with German politicians following reports Winkler could join his team.
Full article: German takeover of EU compared to ROMAN EMPIRE as another Schulz ally bags key role (Express)