Åsa in Brussels
One of my favorite MEPs, Åsa Westlund, is interviewed at length, and this little part of the program shows how the EU can promote cross-border legislation that is important to all of us.
And if you think consumer rights and environmental protection are boring things that can be handled by the market alone, think again. When a mother is breastfeeding her baby, around 300 chemicals will be transmitted to the baby through the milk. Consumer rights and environmental protection, anyone? Or is the "invisible hand" of the market enough?
As a matter of fact, that's what Conservative MEP Christofer Fjellner is arguing ("politicians have nothing to do with what we should eat"). I hope and think that Åsa will respond to his naive article in Aftonbladet tomorrow.