- Oct 2013
I'm not avoiding anything.Still avoiding the point I see LOL
I'll try one more time - the EU budget is decided wholly at the EU level with no national Parliaments playing into this decision, such as my France/Germany example?
We were talking about the principle of a state. I gave You my understanding, that I believe it's fitting and democratic and non-democratic states.
If we introduce the national parliaments into equation as You did, based on that, Cuba or Saudi Arabia aren't states.
So, as I said, it's not at EU level but at member states level.
In UK, decisions on the budget are taken at the Government/Parliament level. It isn't the mayor of Birmingham and London that have the competence on the State budget.
It's why UK (although an "Union") is a state, while EU (although also an "Union") still isn't a state.