Although citizens have returned to have faith in the European project, this does not seem sufficient to assuage their skepticism about a European Union perceived as distant and therefore never listening.
In a recent interview I gave for Play Ground I note that consumers face a distorted market in which prices do not reflect the intrinsic value of the products but the decisions of a few over the majority.
On October 23, I had the pleasure to be the keynote speaker at ANZSOG’s “Shifting Sands” Regulators Community of Practice Forum in Melbourne, Australia.
Citizen engagement is the best antidote to generalized democratic disillusionment - I explain why and how in this interview
In a recent article I wrote for The World Economic Forum, I explore a number of options to reform democracy at the European level.
In a recent article I wrote for Bloomberg, I detail the ways in which Civil Society can fight back against the wave anti-democratic legislation sweeping Europe. The Soros-funded Central Europeean University in Hungary isn't the only non-governmental organization under attack in Europe.
In a recent interview I gave for Playground I discuss the recent failure of populism in Europe, but warn that European leaders cannot rest of their laurels.
With reforms to the EU's citizen petitioning system, stricter European party funding and other elements of the Democracy Package proposed by the EC, the EU aims for much-needed democratic legitimacy.
On the 28th September 2017, I will participate in the Right to Know Day Organised by the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity, Transparency, Corruption and Organised Crime (ITCO). The event runs from 9:00 - 13:30 at the European Parliament, Room P1A002, Brussels.
In an article I wrote for Bloomberg, I argue, as I have in my latest book Lobbying for Change, that citizens need to be shaping the future of the European Project.