The European Union's Democratic Deficit: How to Fix It
Bonde, Jens-Peter, The Brown Journal of World Affairs
On 1 December 2010 the Lisbon Treaty had been in operation for one year. The new EU foreign affairs service is currently under construction. The EU has an unelected President for the European Council (the meetings of the Heads of State and Government meetings), an unelected foreign minister, and an unelected Commission President. Together, they can travel the world and give lessons to others on the importance of accountable and democratic government.
The Lisbon Treaty establishes the legal base for a new supranational European State. Much EU legislation is already more centralized than legislation in the United States. The EU itself, however, has weak tools of power: Its security …
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Publication information: Article title: The European Union's Democratic Deficit: How to Fix It. Contributors: Bonde, Jens-Peter - Author. Magazine title: The Brown Journal of World Affairs. Volume: 17. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2011. Page number: 147+. © The Brown Journal of World Affairs Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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