The European Union

1823 Words Dec 1st, 2014 8 Pages
A lot of authors have analysed the governance, the structure and the very nature of European Union, and pronounced that it suffers from a democratic deficit. It has been argued that, the European Union is not firmly made to democratic pressures and that it gives a privileged position to the national executives, allowing them to escape proper parliamentary scrutiny. “The European Union has been further described as not transparent, and distant from its citizens. Looking in details the institutions within the European Union (EU), analyzes their powers and the relationship between them, treaty on European Union, the main EU institutions are the European Parliament, the Council, the European Council, the Commission, the Court of Justice, the European Central Bank, and the Court of Auditors. This will explains that these institutions are given different powers, and are required to work together in order to provide the checks and balances within the Union legal order, or the institutional balance, reference to the composition and powers of the EU Institutions, concentrating on some only, and their respective functions, composition and structure”.

“Definitions of ‘democratic deficit’, may relates to the engagement of citizens with politic and law-making processes. This operates through their right to select and reject, in the electoral process, the persons whom they consider will best represent their interests in formulating law and policy”.

In relation to European Commission,…
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