The European institutions are frequently accused of lack of democracy, as they are unrepresentative of the European citizens; situation which is often summarized by the phrase "democratic deficit" of the European Union. The Treaty of Lisbon should be a step forward towards strengthening the democracy of the European Union, but, beyond texts and good wishes, do the innovations set forth by the reviewed Treaties really innovate the EU legal system? Do they concretely solve the democratic deficit? do they really increase for EU citizens the opportunities of sharing and participating in taking political decisions within the European competence? Are the European people sovereign?

From the (difficult) representation to the (difficult) participation

RAFFIOTTA, EDOARDO CARLO
2012

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The European institutions are frequently accused of lack of democracy, as they are unrepresentative of the European citizens; situation which is often summarized by the phrase "democratic deficit" of the European Union. The Treaty of Lisbon should be a step forward towards strengthening the democracy of the European Union, but, beyond texts and good wishes, do the innovations set forth by the reviewed Treaties really innovate the EU legal system? Do they concretely solve the democratic deficit? do they really increase for EU citizens the opportunities of sharing and participating in taking political decisions within the European competence? Are the European people sovereign?
Raffiotta, Edoardo Carlo
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