Europe is more democratic

Today the European Parliament has dismissed the directive of the European Commission allowing the 65 working hours per week. This is probably the most popular decisión taken by the European Parliament against the Commission and it means a huge step forward to consolidate democracy in the EU. Strasbourg the beautiful and historical city on the Rhine has projected its condition of crossroad of cultures over the Commisson and I’d like to defend to let it be the only seat of the European Parliament far enough from the bureaucracy and the lobbies of Brussels. It is good to let deputies decide in this wonderful seat.

About Oriol

Professor dels Estudis d'Economia i Empresa de la UOC Lecturer of the Department of Economics and Business Administration Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - Barcelona- Spain
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One Response to Europe is more democratic

  1. euandus says:

    Fortunately, the EU Parliament will shortly be strengthened. On the other hand, I think the appt of EU officials by state leaders does not contradict democratic principles because those leaders have been elected and repuplican democratic principles don’t function as well directly at a very large scale. If you are interested, here is a related post:
    http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/the-eu-as-a-partner-for-the-us/

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