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.
This is what Brexit is really about, but this has been a hand in hand exercise of the British elite and the EU political class. Read here
As European neo-liberal enforcers go into meltdown (political zombies like Renzi and Rajoy are gone, Merkel and May will follow) the European political class has a new strategy: ever bigger lies. In this blog Bill Mitchell […]
In today’s Germany, Wolfgang Streeck argues, politicians laud “Europe” — while quietly using EU structures to advance German national interests. Read here