The leaders of the European Union guide democracy in name only. In practice, they constantly override it and violate fundamental democratic norms on a grand scale. The anti-democratic practices in the Council of the EU, also known as the Council of Ministers, are a real scandal. IE-member Harald Schumann is convinced: Anyone who follows the passage of legislation in the EU, and in particular the means by which monetary union is controlled, must come to this conclusion.
Who runs Europe? The people? Not on your life. As a raft of renowned experts write, the new members of the European Central Bank, in the meantime a powerful institution, will be selected in secret […]
This sounds more like class conflict. For the traditional liberal elite, the political upheaval happening all around them is likely to be “incredibly anxiety-provoking.” Read here