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Janerik Larsson: Bör EU-parlamentet avskaffas?

Vad handlade det egentligen om?
Vad handlade det egentligen om? Foto: Henrik Montgomery

Vad sysslar EU-parlamentet egentligen med? Om man följde den svenska EP-valdebatten fick man knappast svar på den frågan. I New York Times finns ett intressant reformförslag idag.

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Det är tyska Die Zeits politiske redaktör Jochen Bittner som har ett intressant förslag som skulle kunna skapa större tydlighet.

Dissolve the European Parliament and replace it with a Senate composed of members sent by national parties, chosen during their national election campaigns. Technically, those lawmakers would be members of their respective national parliaments. But their job would be to act as a check and balance against the European Commission. (- - -) This is what a real European democracy would look like — while also returning power to the member states. A European Senate would bring Europe back home to the people.

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