Published Oct. 19, 2010 3:55 PM

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.

Published Oct. 19, 2010 2:07 PM

Our government agencies are becoming increasingly independent. They use their freedom to create closer ties with The European Union and sister organisations in other nation states, concludes Maria Martens PhD dissertation.

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