The rise of Euroskeptic parties across Europe reflects an increasing loss of faith in the European project. Citizens feel increasingly alienated from the EU bureaucracy – long accused of operating with a “democratic deficit” – and skeptical of the union's ability to ensure security and promote economic prosperity more than any single member state could on its own. Uffe Ostergard of the Copenhagen Business School, argues, however, that the EU can fix its current legitimacy crisis through a series of reforms, which he dubs the “Ten Commandments to democratize the EU.”
In this article, you will learn
- How the EU can increase its legitimacy among its citizens,
- How the EU can better embrace its global responsibilities and
- How the EU can empower citizens and member states through the legislative process.
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