Informal democracy problem

Political outcomes are increasingly settled by the time when the matters reach the European Union's decision-making bodies, concludes Anne Elizabeth Stie in her PhD dissertation.

– The EU's co-decision procedure has many democratic qualities, but the informal trialogue meetings which take place alongside the procedure are detrimental to EU democracy, says Stie.

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Published Oct. 19, 2010 3:55 PM - Last modified Dec. 14, 2010 2:48 PM