- Jul 2015
No worries, it was a huge post. Glad that someone read it even with all those typos
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.
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.
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.