Institutions and democratic governance
The State of the Union Conference, 2013, Morning session, Institutions and democratic governance, Speech I-IV
POIARES PESSOA MADURO, Luis Miguel, MARCEGAGLIA, Emma, MILIBAND, David, WEILER, Joseph H. H., BARTOLINI, Stefano, Institutions and democratic governance, The State of the Union Conference, 2013, Morning session, Institutions and democratic governance, Speech I-IV - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70963
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Recent instruments used to govern the euro and to induce fiscal discipline in member states have increased EU interference in national economic policy making; broadened the heterogeneity of supranational strategies to achieve these objectives; and led to greater differentiation among the sets of countries adhering to the different governance schemes. National electorates, ever more sceptical with how these instruments and policies are justified in their own countries, are likely to challenge further intergovernmental strategies and instruments such as the European Parliament. These voters are likely to view EU institutions, political parties and citizens’ initiatives as weak legitimising devices. Despite signs of a more efficient handling of the fiscal and monetary crises, we observe growing negative spill-over effects concerning legitimacy and support of member states by the EU and vice versa. The EU faces a midterm political predicament that requires innovative solutions to link new instruments of governance to citizens and popular support.
This contribution was delivered on the occasion of the EUI State of the Union in Florence on 09 May 2013; This intervention was part of the recorded SoU morning session that took place on 9 May 2013 available on Youtube
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Series/Number: The State of the Union Conference; 2013; Morning session; Institutions and democratic governance; Speech I-IV
Publisher: European University Institute
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