Monday, 14 July 2014

EU's democratic legitimacy

The EU's democratic legitimacy comes from the fact that the union was formed on voluntary treatys between European citizens, represented by their democratically elected gouverments. The treatys are based on common democratic values, common needs and our common challenges in the modern world.
There is no national state that can match those facts! The so-called nations have very seldom been formed by mutual desire and mutual agreement. No, most nations was born thru military power games, assimilation of people and by other interests that have very little to do with the common good.
Very few nations have remained constant since their formation. Democracy in Europe's nations have developed in different paste during the last 150 years, but with this democratic development the idea of a united Europe have been realized and the construction is still ongoing.