Photo: A meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council.
Barrie McKenna writes in the Globe and Mail today that, "Traditionally, the real power in the EU rests with the EU council, which is made up of the 28 EU heads of government. ...Experts doubt the Parliament would defy the will of the council. Doing so would effectively take the 'union' out of the EU." He then quotes a researcher from the right-wing C.D. Howe Institute who says, "It would be quite a coup for the European Parliament to go against what has been carefully negotiated collectively, and agreed to, by the 28 EU governments."