Letter: That EU `tax plan'
Thursday 03 December 1998
No one who has read the treaties applying to the EU can pretend to be ignorant of the political as well as the economic dimension of the Union's creation and development. If that development is to lead to greater democratic accountability then reform of the EU's institutions is a priority. Yet much of that proposed reform is anathema to the anti-Europeans because they see it as further centralisation. An example would be enhancement of the role and powers of the European Parliament. So they shout about the undemocratic aspects but vigorously resist change.
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