The problem with EU is not so much transparency as it is spin and campaigning. WTF is EU doing for me that I couldn't get done just as well in my own country? And when they finally do something for me, is it worth all the unwanted crap that is imposed on me?
The national politicians has been really crappy (at least in Denmark) to praise EU when it works, but really good at pointing out when a EU law has cost our country x millions.
Post by Maelgwyn ap Cadwgan (TOG) on Jun 28, 2016 22:55:19 GMT
As far as I see it that is what our political system is built on. Being very good at pointing out the things that others do, or conceivably could have, do(ne) wrong. While then doing nothing to solve anything in the meantime.
I know that the only reason my country has certain laws, very much to our benefit, is due to EU regulation. Unfortunately the contrary is also very true since Belgian parliament automatically ratifies all EU law as presented without debate. Problem there is that it usually contains plenty of and/or situations or grey areas to be defined by the membership country for local implementation. Add that to Belgium's already dodgy legal framework and we get our current mess. Belgian people know next to nothing about what the EU does. Which is all in all sad. If one doesn't know what is wrong, one can't possibly fix it.
It is most true that the EU of today is far from its intent and sliding further. Only nobody is trying to do much about it. Local power is much sweeter/easier for those who are in that position. Local politicians throughout Europe are usually very good at pointing out the costs and issues of the EU. Those that do so also tend to be invariably the ones trying to reshape their area to accomodate their rise to power. Isn't it always the same.
Needs to be said that the current form of the EU is also a consequence of, among others, the UK its political manoeuvring and pressure. Then again, can you blame me if I state the only reason the UK was in there to start with was to make sure it got messed up?