EU: Viewpoint by Tony Bunyan: "Secret trilogues and the democratic deficit"


Secret trilogues and the democratic deficit (pdf)

Under a new agreement between the Council and the European Parliament the efficiency of decision-making is enhanced at the expense of transparency, openness and accountability. This is particularly the case on asylum and immigration measures and, he asks, if the parliament gets co-decision powers on police and judicial matters under the Reform Treaty will the same happen?

 

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