This is a very interesting article in this week’s Charlemagne column in the Economist.
The article concludes:
Citizens are thus left feeling impotent. Their governments are eviscerated at home, yet voters lack the means to throw the bums out of Brussels. This is dangerous. Bringing debt under control and, more importantly, promoting reforms to boost growth, will take years of sacrifice and suffering. It can be sustained only with a strong national mandate. Without that, both governments and the EU will eventually be discredited.
It really saddens me to see European democracy increasingly subordinated, for example, in Greece and Italy. For me personally, giving greater powers to unelected EU instituations seems fundamentally flawed, especially when they behave like Angela’s flunkies.
What do you think?