Gostava de ser checo

Para ter um primeiro-ministro, Vaclav Klaus, capaz de ir ao Parlamento Europeu dizer:

"the present decision-making system in the European Union is different from a classic parliamentary democracy, tried and tested by history. In a normal parliamentary system, part of the MPs support the government and part support the opposition. In the European Parliament this arrangement has been missing. Here only one single option is being promoted and those who dare think about a different option are labelled enemies of European integration."

there is "a great distance (not only in a geographical sense) between citizens and Union representatives, which is much greater than inside the Member countries. This distance is often described as the democratic deficit, the loss of democratic accountability"

"the proposals to change the current state of affairs - included in the rejected European Constitution or in the not very different Lisbon Treaty - would make this defect even worse".

"Since there is no European demos - and no European nation - this defect cannot be solved by strengthening the role of the European Parliament either"

"attempts to speed up and deepen integration" could "endanger all the positive things achieved in Europe in the last half a century" and he urged that the situation must not be allowed "where the citizens of Member countries would live their lives with a resigned feeling that the EU is not their own, that it is developing differently than they would wish, that they are only forced to accept it".

Estas palavras “ofensivas” levaram a que vários deputados abandonassem o hemiciclo com grande indignação, em mais uma cabal demonstração da democraticidade desta “Europa”.

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