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500 million Europeans are taken in hostage by 862,415 Irish (less than 0.2% of the European population) – in the name of democracy. According to the elitist representative democrats this is the direct democrat’s fault, i.e. the “uneducated and unteachable people”. This disrespect makes the current EU-catastrophe even worse. Because: in a democracy the tool… » read more

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Le Conseil Italien du Mouvement Européen souligne les principes de la démocratie représentative et ceux de la démocratie participative qui constituent les éléments essentiels de la vie démocratique au sein de l’Union. Dans ce cadre, rappelle le principe selon lequel le nouveau Président de la Commission devra être choisi compte tenu des résultats des élections… » read more

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In terms of representative democracy, the support given hereto to EU-wide political parties has been insufficient. These parties must be given more support, both financially and politically. Financially, the community budget must take them more into account. Politically, measures such as the following are necessary: A) The possibility to become a member directly of an… » read more

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The uniform (or almost uniform) procedure for the election of MEPs which was provided for in the Draft Constitution and maintained in Art. 223 TFEU, is still far from being a reality. The profound differences between the procedures in the Member States cannot be maintained, both in terms of the electoral system and in terms… » read more

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European elections

When will our political leaders decide to hold European elections on ONE and the SAME day in all countries of the EU once and for all, presenting to the citizens transnational lists of candidates belonging to the same political family ? This would be a great day for Europe and a sound sign of democracy.

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The EU currently suffers from a problem that must be solved if we want its institutions to be fully democratic. We refer to the balance of power between the Member States (as represented by the European Council) and the Citizens (as represented by the European Parliament). If we aspire to true European citizenship, if we… » read more

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