- Jul 2015
Just blame autocorrect. Or the Spanish.No worries, it was a huge post. Glad that someone read it even with all those typos
Well it isn't a EU problem in itself, you see this with other things as well. Here we all of a sudden have a climate agreement, decided upon by some "experts". None of it was in the elections, information is only on the outcomes (so the why and how is shielded) and to top it off there is also tactical information spreading, meaning that things that cost money are only made public after an election (ie the recent EU election).I think that the democratic problem that you are pointing is a huge one. And if further integration is made the definition of how the democracy in the EU will be is quite relevant and should be further discussed and not only in bureaucratic or technocratic circles in Brussels or Strasbourg. Because as new powers are delegated by the member states to the organization the previous structures reveal inadequate and not as democratic as they should be.
However the problem with this with in regards to the EU is that it is signing over powers, which will never return. With the climate agreement at least I could vote out the idiots in the next election and then a future government could just shred it, not so with EU stuff.
The reforms that are necessary will never occur as it would be against EU ideals. What would be necessary imo is to stop the Union part and make it a matrix of agreements focused mainly on economy (and environment). So any country could decide to sign in or out on a certain agreement. Ie the North Sea fishing agreement would be of little interest to Austria, but regulations on car imports might be.In other words, reforms are necessary and urgent. Even if I don't think that they will happen soon. Not with this Brexit thing ongoing.
I doubt any of the ideas that you have would be positive for the member states in the long run either. We are just not a union.Then we have the problem that some of these needed reforms will be positive for the EU (meaning here for the majority of the states and of population of the EU), but not necessarily positive for all the countries in the short term.