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伦敦-- 上个月的 欧洲议会选举结果比你能预期的更好,原因很简单:沉默的亲欧大多数发出了声音。他们说,他们想要保护作为欧盟基础的价值观,他们也希望对欧盟的运行方式进行彻底的改革。他们的主要关注点是气候变化。


一个需要有所改变的制度是首席候选人制度。它本应提供欧盟领导层的间接遴选形式。事实上,富兰克林·德豪瑟( Franklin Dehousse)在《欧盟观察家》(EU Observer)上发表的一篇 出色但悲观的文章中解释说,它比完全没有民主选举还要糟糕。每个成员国都有真正的政党,但它们的跨欧洲结合所形成的人为构造,除了推动领导人的个人野心之外一无是处。

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