Rethinking Europe
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A collection of most innovative ideas on how to re-engineer the European Union
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Euro-tsar to have veto powers on national budgets, Schaeuble says

Euro-tsar to have veto powers on national budgets, Schaeuble says | Rethinking Europe | Scoop.it
The EU should have its own "currency commissioner," according to an ambitious new plan set out by German finance minister Schaeuble.

 

This "new" idea by German finance minister Schäuble demonstrates the silent but persistent undermining and erosion of Europe's democratic system.

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Stronger Europe or democratic sovereignty? Yes please

Great analysis in Open Democracy about the false choice between EU federalism and intergovernmentalism and the need for genuine European politics.

 

"The incumbent task for citizens is thus clear: to confront the political question directly. The era of ‘output legitimacy’ is over. How boldly Europe embraces new forms of input legitimacy - in which we will have to supply the ideas and the future of Europe ourselves, democratically as citizens - will determine whether and how we overcome the current sovereign debt crisis, as well as our deeper democratic malaise."

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