Week in Bloggingportal: Happy Easter Week!
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It’s Easter Sunday, so it might be apt to start with a post from Worden Report on morality and the financial crisis, who has also written that the times are a-changing. Talking about change and morality (or legitimacy), the Corporate Europe Observatory has written about the willingness of some Europarties to hand power to the Commission that might be open to too much corporate lobbying.
It’s been a big week for democracy on the Euroblogosphere. The advance of the True Finns in Finland has attracted a lot of attention, certainly in comparison to the more expert-orientated LiSP system. Democracy in Europe has burst on to the Euroblogging scene once again with the suggestion of trans-national lists to elect MEPs, though this suggestion hasn’t convinced everyone. There’s been more debate about the possibility of an In-or-Out referendum in the UK, though the issue of whether to switch to AV is the most pressing vote there this week.
Perhaps of of this talk about democracy is brought on by worries about populism in Europe. Or disappointment with the EU. Or the trap of the economic crisis, if not all of the above. Grahnlaw reports on the national reform programmes for Europe 2020, while Henning Meyer dispells the “bail-out” myth – though all these emergency loans may yet become a bail-out.
Bloggingportal wishes everyone a happy Easter break!