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Does the European Union lack the necessary public discourse to function properly?
The European Union lacks the necessary public discourse to function properly.
The lack of European level parties impairs the implementation of public discourse.
In contrast to national public debates, there are no such things as EU newspapers or TV channels.
National politicians tend to blame the EU for their own failings instead of engaging in meaningful debates about reform on an EU level.
National interests are far too often used as arguments to undermine the EU's political process.
The majority of Europeans do not care enough to actually give feedback to their EU representatives.
The only institutions that are able to create new legislation are the commissions who meet in private.
The EU is in essence a Union of national states, therefore the national debates must suffice to support the EU institutions.
It is impossible to have public debates in the EU, because the language-barrier stands in the way.
The variety of people and political perspective makes it impossible for Europe to have actual public debates.
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