For those of you who don`t know, the EU does not have its own will! The European union that we all are citizens in consists of several institutions that our national politicians fill with content and of various intergovernmental agreements between Member States. To one of these institutions the citizens directly elect the members, in the other institutions the members are indirectly elected by our national governments.
The conclusion of this is that the EU wants nothing for itself and does nothing by itself and can`t therefore be the object of criticism when it comes to the policy implemented within the union.
The fact that EU is the scapegoat for national politicians and their failed politics is a threat to democracy itself and not only to the union. It keeps voters from debating the real issues that we desperately need to debate and keeps voters focused on the institutions instead of the politics.