To the next 50 years of JEF : from democracy under attack to a free democratic federation ! - commentaires To the next 50 years of JEF : from democracy under attack to a free democratic federation ! 2022-03-29T12:23:08Z https://www.thenewfederalist.eu/to-the-next-50-years-of-jef-from-democracy-under-attack-to-a-free#comment24124 2022-03-29T12:23:08Z <p>I absolutely share your commitment to democracy. But I also enjoy the joke, ‘if the EU was a country, it would fail the democracy test if it applied to join.' Reverse proportionality voting system in EP elections leading to the power of a Maltese voter being worth ten times that of a voter in Germany. EP is the only ‘democratic parliament' in the World that cannot initiate, amend or revoke legislation. D'Hondt system used to fairly allocate positions in EP committees routinely suspended when voting results require Eurosceptic MEPs be provided with such positions. No minutes kept in Council meetings, no record of voting and no public attendance so no person can ever be held to account. Only 27 people out of a population of 447m can initiate legislation. (The Commissioners.) Commissioners themselves not appointed by their national government but only nominated. EP (which has been demonstrated above is far from democratic) is body that appoints. No minutes kept of trilogue discussions and similarly no right for public attendance. Active EU Commission intervention in national elections (together with on occasion funding) to support pro EU parties, e.g. Greek elections 2014. So, it goes on. The EU is truly a post democratic organisation, a position which JEF itself discussed and accepted on this site several years ago. Best evidence of all though ? Pro EU sites such as this one frequently refuse to publish any public response which might be viewed as critical of the EU.</p>