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how may people actually even know of the Council of the EU ?

Talking to people about the Blair petition, I realize that very few know. And explaining it is not easy.

It also tends to get confused with the Council of Europe.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 at 03:06:39 AM EST
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Indirect democracy means that people don't even try to understand what they don't have a voice in : it becomes part of them.

The EU won't gain much legitimation as long as it remains an unelected, unknown them. And legitimation ultimately has to come from the people voting...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 at 03:26:51 AM EST
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