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re: Pro Europe-anti EU


Posted by jj on April 13, 2016 at 12:36:56:

In Reply to: re: Pro Europe-anti EU posted by MaDMAn on April 12, 2016 at 13:20:45:

Read the article a couple of times to see what point she was actually making.

"But if this referendum is to mean anything it has to be about politics and principle. The EU is not democratic and it is not accountable. While MEPs rubber-stamp countless laws and directives, it is the unelected European Commission that proposes the legislation. Europeans have no say in the Commissionís appointees and have no power to get rid of them."

That in a nutshell is what she is worried about.

The European Commission are appointed by national governments and Council of Ministers, again from national governments hold strong sway over the Commission.
And finally the European Parliament have the legal right to remove the whole commission, so are directly accountable.

Finally, governments appoint judges, and other influential positions like Garda Commissioners etc, that are not elected or accountible to the individual voter. I see it similar to the Commission.

 
 
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