EU: Grassroots, transparent democracy is the cure

It did not list any specific reforms sought by the authors, beyond calling for "a sovereign Europe capable of acting forcefully" in areas including the economy, defence and immigration.

"In our determination to reinvent Europe, nothing is ruled out," the op-ed added. "We are ready to reform the EU treaties if necessary."


It's not exactly inspiring. The whole problem with the EU, as is, is the lack of democracy. The EU is designed as an elitist, technocratic organization. That's it's main problem. Grassroots, transparent democracy is the cure.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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