Bowles re-elected as Econ chair
Monday 23 January 2012 - by Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The outspoken Liberal Democrat was re-elected by the committee in an acclamation vote on Monday.
"The City of London is an important financial centre, with expertise drawn from all member states, and an asset that the EU needs to maximise.
"I take very seriously the responsibilities of chair and will be at the forefront of efforts to re-engage the UK and put it at the heart of Europe."
Delivering her typically forthright views in a committee meeting following Cameron's veto in December, Bowles said that she abhorred the Prime Minister's decision.
She labelled the PM as "a wolf in sheep's clothing" while arguing that the veto is likely to see the UK thrown to the sidelines of policy debate.
Bowles also recently criticised the Institute of Directors' head of corporate governance, Roger Barker, for suggesting that only company directors should decide on executive pay packages.
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