Pro/Contra : Does the EU have a democratic deficit ? NO ! - commentaires Pro/Contra : Does the EU have a democratic deficit ? NO ! 2012-02-27T17:40:33Z 2012-02-27T17:40:33Z <p>So, the (uninformed) opinion and conclusion is that member states' participation-, transparency-, equality-, representation-, redistribution-, recognition- and dialogue/parliamentary-deficit does not add up to a Europe-wide democratic cancer ?</p> <p>How is Stephane de Boispean kidding us ?</p> <p>Like George W. Bush did not define what « terror » really is, he does not define what « deficit » stands for. He is complicating and obfuscating the rootcause of informationterror and communication-chimera, so no wonder « ordinary » people and even experts can't comprehend why it all happened and just add more incomprehensible reasoning sustaining institutional misconduct and abuse.</p> <p>Uninformed decisionmaking and lawmaking is the result of well-organised State-corporate crime on a global scale, amounting to systemic Public-Private Plunder and Budget-Bonus Crime. Compare : <a href="" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'></a></p> <p>The 1963 global constriction of petrodollar based warfare and militarization of industrial dominance rooted in dirty-energy fundamentals guided by Esso's (Exxon's) cheap-oil doctrine, facilitated the architecture/finacialization of the global economic landscape with the weapons of mass constriction : easy money linked with low interest and deregulation for speculators and big oil subsidies, in fact destroying capitalism and communism alike. What we have now is a monocracy of monoline financing of the common good, destroying individuals' right of proposal.</p> <p>The solution for the American problem is an European « Act of Abjuration » leading towards Atlantic Unbundling : <a href="" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'></a></p> <p>Stephan Tychon chief officer of change World Stability Council - 2002 <a href="" class='spip_url spip_out auto' rel='nofollow external'></a></p> Pro/Contra : Does the EU have a democratic deficit ? NO ! 2011-01-10T08:41:20Z 2011-01-10T08:41:20Z <p>There's never been any democracy in Europe. The History of democracy in Europe is the History of the defeat of democracy.</p> <p>Remember 1939.</p> <p>It's not because the American democracy has invaded Europe and reimposed the basics human rights that it means that Europe miraculously became de democray. Besides, since Europe is still occupied by foreign military forces, it means that Europe can't be a real democracy. Unless, of course, as the artical pathetically tries to demonstrate, you can prove that the citizens of the European Union have « democraticaly » decided that they want to be occupied by foreign military forces.</p> <p>It would be funny to imagine, for exemple, a demonstration like this one who would explain that the USA are still a democracy even thougt there is 15 chinese or european military bases spread across their territory.</p> <p>The debate about the political institutions of the European Union during the last 10 years, which resulted in the so-called « Constitution », rejected by a majority of the citizens of the European Union, and later imposed as the Lisbon treaty, is the last defeat to date of democracy in Europe.</p> Does the EU have a democratic deficit ? NO ! 2010-10-17T14:33:54Z 2010-10-17T14:33:54Z <p>So what ? The EU doesn't have any democratic deficit ?</p> <p>Take the second criticism : sure, the members of the commission are elected by the parliament, which makes them at least as much democratic as other members of national governments in Europe, at least in formal terms. But they don't have any mandate emanating from voters. And the Commission's public officers do have more power, more nuisance potential than public officers in national and local administrations. There are plenty of examples of Commission directors able to block a directive for decades. They make the agenda of the Commission far more than public officers at national level, that's a sad reality. But it doesn't mean it cannot change.</p> Does the EU have a democratic deficit ? NO ! 2010-10-14T18:13:30Z 2010-10-14T18:13:30Z <p>Clear, concise, just Excellent. Congratulations</p>