Can a directly elected European Parliament abolish the democratic deficit of the European Union?
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union, grade: 1,0, University of Innsbruck (Politikwissenschaften), course: Europäische Integration - Vertiefung: Das europäische Parlament zwischen Stigmatisierung und Machtgewinn, language: English, abstract: 'As politicians we have to react to the fact that many people do not feel that they can relate to the EU.' Angela Merkel For 52 per cent of Germany's population a strong, democratic co-termination is the most crucial element of a European identity (Aktion Europa) but when we observe the European Union or more specifically the European parliament, the question occurs if the EU is suffering from a democratic deficit and if the directly elected Parliament is able to abolish this deficit. The aim of the essay is to discuss that question.
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