EU’s Usurpation of National Sovereignty Continues: First “EU Ambassador” to USA Appointed
The European Union’s steady usurpation of our national sovereignty has taken another leap forward with the appointment of the first “EU ambassador” to the United States of America.
Joao Vale de Almeida, a Portuguese national and close friend of “former” Communist Party member and now EU Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso, announced in one of his first public pronouncements since taking office that American officials should regard him as their first point of contact for all transatlantic discussions.
In a series of interviews to US-based press this week, Mr Vale de Almeida said he was not only empowered to speak on behalf of EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Mr Barroso, but also on behalf of all EU member states.
“Where we have a common position, I am the one leading the show,” he told the Washington Post.
"I'm the first new type of ambassador for the European Union anywhere in the world. Our delegations now cover a wide spectrum of issues well beyond the economic dimension, trade dimension and regulatory dimension, to cover all policies in the union, including foreign policy and security policy,” he added.
Mr Vale de Almeida presented his credentials to President Barrack Obama this week and was formally installed as the first of what will be 138 EU ambassadors around the globe who will now speak on behalf of all EU members.
The project is a part of the Lisbon Treaty plans and is being rolled out under arch-leftist and Labourite EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton.
Mr Vale de Almeida's appointment was made under a cloud of allegations of cronyism against the EU commission. Mr Barroso, a fellow Portuguese countryman, reportedly pushed through the nomination over Ms Ashton's head.
Mr Vale de Almeida also has no diplomatic experience whatsoever, although critics pointed out that this was also true of Baroness Ashton, as witnessed by her pitiful performance in the job thus far.
Ultimately, the EU’s Lisbon Treaty aims to replace all the essential national sovereignty functions of member states (such as defence, foreign affairs, immigration and finance) with its own institutions.
The appointment of the first formal ambassador is but the first step in this process.