The democratic credentials of the new European Union: does the Constitution increase the EU’s democratic legitimacy?

The legislative process: who gains?

Brussels, 9 September 2004, Richard Laming, Director, Federal Union Bureau member, Union of European Federalists

Why democracy matters in the EU

The origin of the European Union is the recognition that there are issues too big for an individual country to solve on its own. European integration is necessary to enable effective solutions to be applied to common problems. Much of the debate about the development of the EU has been around the need to make sure that European decision- making is democratic.

Read the whole speech at Democratic credentials

View Richard Laming’s Powerpoint presentation at Democratic credentials PP

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