Parliament officials are especially worried that new powers for MEPs under the Lisbon Treaty have not been reflected in growing popularity, as voting turnout for the parliament has declined successively since the first direct elections 34 years ago.
\”The increase in power has met with increased influence, responsibility and transparency which should be reflected by enhanced visibility, credibility and a better reputation,\” said the document.
Our basic default position is that the more power someone has over us the more we are aware of the way in which they are ignorant fuckwits to whom one should not even give the time of day much less attention or respect.
This applies in spades here:
Beyond the indisputable success story of European integration
A brief glance at the economies of Spain and Greece (and Portugal, Ireland etc) would make that assertion disputable.