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  • Friedrich Moser: “There’s a democratic deficit in the EU”

    02/10/2013 3:17:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    PressEurop ^ | 8 February 2013 | Gian Paolo Accardo
    The Brussels Business, to be broadcasted on Arte on 12 February, explores the shadowy universe of the powerful lobby groups at work behind the scenes of the European Union institutions, revealing their opaque and crucial influence on decisions that affect the daily lives of Europe’s citizens. The film’s co-director, Friedrich Moser, tells Presseurop how the idea of making a movie on such a touchy subject came to him, how he managed to persuade the lobbyists to take part, and his ideas on the EU and its future. …(T)here is a democratic deficit compared to the member states. Firstly because, in...
  • Auditor: EU agencies mismanaging their budgets

    02/16/2012 7:51:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.02.12 @ 19:19 | Valentina Pop
    A report by the European Court of Auditors has found problems in the way the EU's 31 agencies manage their budgets. The findings are likely to fuel the debate about the usefulness of the bodies in a time of austerity. The report—sent on Wednesday (15 February) to the European Parliament and seen by EUobserver—analyzes the costs, financial management and "operational efficiency" of 22 out of the EU's 31 autonomous agencies. The agencies do studies on issues ranging from drug addiction to trademark registration and police co-operation. They are an object of national pride and hotly contested negotiations between member states...