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It seems to fall between two stools: neither a tight technical update of the existing system, nor a fundamental overhaul.
Noel Malcolm warns that the European Court of Human Rights has become a threat to democracy.
A whole industry has grown up to transport trunks between Brussels and Strasbourg – even though they are mostly empty.
Selmayr and Weyand have got much of their way so far. And there’s every chance they will continue to dominate the process.