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EESC electing President & Vice-Presidents

EESC electing new President & Vice-Presidents, 7 Oct. European Parliament, Hemicycle (Paul-Henri Spaak building). The 350 European Economic and Social Committee were reelected 21 September for a 5 year period with¬† 40% being new Members. During the Constitutive plenary of the new term on 7th October, Members will vote for a new President and two…

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Can participatory democracy rescue the EU project

Participatory democracy to the rescue of the EU project The European Citizens’ Initiative, the European Parliament as co-legislator in the majority of EU policies, an enhanced role for national parliaments: the Lisbon Treaty has brought about many positive changes to bridge the gap between the EU and its citizens. However, the existing Treaties provide untapped…

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