Beyond the Troika: which divides and faces for the EU?
The analysis of Yves Bertoncini, director of Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, and Valentin Kreilinger, research fellow at Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute is based on three main statements:
1. The eurozone crisis has fuelled an intense democratic debate in the EU,
2. The divides between member states should be made
even more visible,
3. The divides within the European Parliament also deserve more attention.
The affirmation of these national and party divides will underline better that the debate on EU decisions is more open than it seems. It is also a good way to recall that critics of such decisions should not call them “anti-democratic”, but rather work to change the balance of power in the European and national elections, and then respect the outcome of the votes.