Towards A More Accountable EU - Mission Possible?

Gergana Radoykova
2017 Modelling the New Europe  
The European Union's uniqueness is very much related to its ever-changing nature. Now, when the European project is facing one of the biggest crisis in its history, it is inevitable that some changes will and shall occur. We are at a crucial phase of the development of the European Union. At a time of multiple global, economic, environmental and societal transformations and challenges European citizens expect the European Union to make a concrete difference in addressing the biggest of them.
more » ... biggest of them. The author believes that the main objective shall be bringing back the awareness and trust of the European citizens in the European project, in improving the accountability mechanisms of the European institutions, which are the key legitimizing factor of the EU decision-making process. The European Parliament, together with the national parliaments shall play a central role in this process.
doi:10.24193/ojmne.2017.23.06 fatcat:nodsgxlogzhbdf572x2pbwckfq