Democratising the EU

EU ballot boxFriday 20th June, 7:30pm, Unity House, Fennel Street, Loughborough

How democratic is the EU, and how can the so-called “democratic deficit” be resolved?

We will briefly cover the history of democracy of the EU from its foundation as the EEC in 1957 through to the introduction of the EU Parliament, and later the European Citizens’ Initiatives. We will also compare the Parliament, Council, and Commission, and a look at the recent shake-up in how the EU President is agreed upon by MEPs. The floor will then be opened for discussion of new and existing ideas to enhance EU democracy and reduce the sense of disconnectedness that so many citizens feel.

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