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I think the EU Institutions should be structured around several key fields where it is clear that National action can not solve. For example Energy security and Financial regulations and a few more similar things. These should be governed on the EU level everything stays with the member states such that subsidiarity isn't just buzz word but really the principle of the EU.

These key fields would provide the narative necessary to make people to understand the EU, and with a strong emphasis on subsidiarity peoplpe will also see that there are clear limits to the powers of the EU.

What I oppose are these talks about more pan-European democracy. For the time being people only the Nation as legitimate, Clearly the parliament should have more power, but all this talk about an directly elected president is complete nonsense.  

by rz on Wed Jun 25th, 2008 at 02:38:06 PM EST

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