Did you know that???
Yes, it is true!
And this is him!
Jacques Barrot (born 3 February 1937 in Yssingeaux, Haute-Loire) is a French politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Justice (since 2008), after 4 years as Commissioner for Transport.
He was also one of five vice-presidents of the 27-member Barroso Commission.
He previously held various ministerial positions in France, and is a member of the political party UMP.
He was officially approved in his post by the European Parliament on 18 June 2008 but that is a farce because they could not have stopped his appointment even if they wanted to such is the anti-democratic natures of the EU "Parliament".
Barrot has been a European Commissioner since April 2004, serving as Commissioner for Regional Policy in the Prodi Commission before being selected as a Vice-President and Commissioner for Transport in the Barroso Commission.
In 2000 he was convicted in a French court. The case involved the diverting of £2 million of government money to his party. He received an eight month suspended prison sentence but was pardoned by Jacques Chirac.
Now he is Euro-Commissioner for Justice!!!!
The criminals really are making the laws.
And such is the true nature of this Euro-Leviathan of a Commission that they just don't care that he is a convicted criminal. "So what?" they ask. Yes, really!
Welcome to the world of the European Commission and "Parliament".