Letter: EU under scrutiny
Friday 19 March 1999
If, however, the Commission were to be selected by the Parliament - the only body with a democratic mandate at EU level - the lines of accountability would be strengthened and the commissioners answerable, through the Parliament, to us, the citizens of the EU.
The Parliament's bombshell may, in fact, have been the best thing that could happen to the Commission. Setting in motion the democratisation of the EU, along with other reforms, should finally persuade people that the EU is relevant to ordinary citizens
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