Further empowering the parliament and reducing unanimous decision-making would help tackle the EU’s democratic deficit.
The European Parliament election campaign is entering full swing—a detailed analysis of the platforms of the main European party groups and what the political consequences might be for the EU over the next five years. In his speech at the December congress of the Party of European Socialists, Frans Timmermans, the current lead candidate for the […]
Critiques of EU democracy are currently high on the public agenda, and are by no means only the prerogative of extreme nationalists. Yanis Varoufakis has called the EU a ‘democracy-free zone’ while Nigel Farage believes the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are ‘anti-democratic zealots’. These are only two provocative examples of the widely-held Eurosceptic perception that the […]