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Not very much, but more so than the SEuro. In either case, it requires closing the democracy deficit. For the EU as a whole there is the European Parliament, but an egregious degree of indirect representation with all of its anti-democratic tendencies. For the SEuro, it wouldn't even have that much direct representation.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Sep 24th, 2013 at 02:09:37 PM EST
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For the SEuro, it wouldn't even have that much direct representation.

That is why I proposed an elected board of economic governors to set economic policy for the overall Seuro zone and the SCB. That would include interest rates, prudential regulation, Seuro bond issuance, purpose and oversight and recommendations for uniform legislation to be adopted in each member state. They would be selected by popular vote in each country. Perhaps the head of an executive could be elected by popular vote amongst all zone members. Such a structure could, if found beneficial by the member populations, move quickly towards greater political unity.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 24th, 2013 at 02:28:53 PM EST
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