Fixing the Spitzenkandidaten system for a more democratic EU - comments Fixing the Spitzenkandidaten system for a more democratic EU 2019-07-17T05:58:28Z https://www.thenewfederalist.eu/fixing-the-spitzenkandidaten-system-for-a-more-democratic-eu#comment23429 2019-07-17T05:58:28Z <p>Fifth or sixth, the only EU institution with the power to introduce legislation is entirely 100% u elected. Parliamentary democracy is nowhere to be found in the institutions of the EU, a thoroughly anti-democratic organisation that, if comparisons must be made with the rest of the world, is closest to an imperial empire. Which is exactly how Commissioner Barosso described it, but you are probably too young to know any of this.</p> Fixing the Spitzenkandidaten system for a more democratic EU 2019-07-17T04:39:52Z https://www.thenewfederalist.eu/fixing-the-spitzenkandidaten-system-for-a-more-democratic-eu#comment23428 2019-07-17T04:39:52Z <p>Don't want to be disparaging but this is a facile article. The EU is not at all like other Parliamentary system whether monocsmeral or bicameral. First if all there is no mechanism by which the governing are made accountable to and can be removed by the governed. Second the EU has no demos. Third, the EU, being a supra-national government is inherently anti-democratic. Democracy depends on the nation state and cannot easily be extended beyond the nation state. The EU suppresses the nation state progressively and thereby also suppresses democracy. Fourth, member states are not free. They are subordinate to the law of the EU and have no veto. They cannot override EU law however strongly their Parliament's resist it and object to it. Fifth the EU parliament, unlike any other in the world has no power to initiate legislation. Sixth, the only EU institution that</p>