Monday 17 December 2007
The year 2007 has been a busy year for Europe. While still recovering from the constitutional drama of 2005 and its aftermath in 2006, Europeans gradually started to look ahead again and tried to re-gain some perspective. European citizens, whether pro-European or Eurosceptic, often hear from their national politicians that today, ‘Europe’ or ‘Brussels’ is responsible for more than 80% of the rules affecting their daily lives. Whether you buy vegetables, meat or toys, go sun tanning in the solarium, go for a swim in your local swimming pool or whether you’re having a pint in your local pub or restaurant, European legislation is omnipresent!