Skip to comments.National parliaments “not best” for EU’s interests
Posted on 12/06/2012 6:35:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
A new ideas paper on progress towards further EU integration highlights the shifting power sands for national parliaments, as the European Parliament is set to become the principal democratic guardian of a future EU.
The paperput together by EU council president Herman Van Rompuy and published Thursday (6 December)lays out a loose time framework for achieving genuine economic and monetary union.
In a section entitled democratic legitimacy and accountabilitythe section itself is an acknowledgement of the how the issue has moved up the political agendathe paper notes that the one of guiding principles is that democratic control should happen at the level at which the decisions are taken. It points out that while state budgets are at the heart of parliamentary democracies, national assemblies are not in the best position to take the common interest of the union into account.
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