The Petition Committee is currently holding an internal review of the citizens’ initative. This instrument may only work if it is accompanied by a long-term vision of how parliament is to be re-established as the central organ of representative democracy.
No matter whether one views the EU as constitutional or administrative in character, its democratic legitimacy has come under increasing pressure, the reason being the separation of power and legitimacy and the collapse of political messianism respectively
Public records, banking information, correspondence…the list of data accessed by police would be incomplete without Passenger Name Records. The new EU-US PNR agreement will enter into force soon – will it also bring a higher data protection standard?