noemon wrote:Not correct, the Council is composed of the elected Prime Ministers of the EU member states.
You seem to be confusing the Council(The Council of the European Union) with the European Council. The Council is the 28 seat legislative body that "meets in 10 different configurations of 28 national ministers (one per state). The precise membership of these configurations varies according to the topic under consideration; for example, when discussing agricultural policy the Council is formed by the 28 national ministers whose portfolio includes this policy area."
I am not sure why you would consider our elected national governments as "technocrats" but whatever...
The individuals that run the various cabinet departments of the national governments are usually technical experts in that area and that's the definition of a technocrat. They're also usually appointed rather than elected so really they're not elected at any level, not the EU level or the national level. That's completely undemocratic.
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A narrow-minded, self-satisfied conformist with an unthinking deference to official orthodoxy and institutional authority.