Citizens must be given a direct say in who leads the EU

Horse-trading over top EU jobs late into the night does nothing to counter claims of a ‘democratic deficit’ or ‘unelected elites’

7th July, 2019

In 2002, the European Council convened a special Convention on the Future of Europe.

It was an assembly of national parliamentarians, MEPs, government ministers, former ministers and constitutional experts which was designed to review the constitutional arrangements of the EU.

It was hoped that the assembly would help to address many of the criticisms regularly directed against the European Union, by providing solutions to the so-called ‘democratic deficit’ and identifying new ways to connect the EU...

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