The EU produces legislation and takes decisions that affect all Europeans. However it is a big body without a head. This plays against the European project. It is important that the people identify who is executing decisions at EU level; hence it is important that the European Commission takes the shape of a government.
With the Lisbon reform treaty, more powers are given to the European Parliament and the rotating presidency of the European Council will come to an end. With this change in the balance of powers, it is important that the European Commission becomes political. This implies bringing democracy into the selection procedure of accountability in its actions.Author : EMI