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The European Union must have a closer link to national politics if it is to retain its legitimacy

Menon, Anand (2014) The European Union must have a closer link to national politics if it is to retain its legitimacy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

National governments are still involved in negotiations over nominating a candidate for the next President of the European Commission. Anand Menon writes that while much of this debate has focused on the merits of individual candidates such as Jean-Claude Juncker, the real issue is a structural one concerning the future of the European Parliament. He argues that, whichever candidate is nominated, the European Parliament is no longer fit for purpose as a mechanism for legitimising the EU. Only by forging a stronger link between the Union and politics at the national level can the EU’s democratic legitimacy be ensured.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 11:34
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71910

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