YOU claim the European Parliament "makes hardly any contribution to democracy in the EU", and that its "contribution to policy-making is marginal" (editorial, 14 June). That is wrong. I was recently appointed to steer legislation through the EP on air quality, setting for the first time legal limits on air pollution. After meetings with public health groups, scientists and industry, I tabled 28 amendments to the Commission's draft legislation. At the Council of Environment Ministers' meeting this week, 20 of my amendments were accepted. Is that not a real contribution to democracy?

Anita Pollack MEP

London South West