Quoting G. Sgueo, Future of Europe: Remember we have a choice!, European Parliamentary Research Service PE 581.960
Political engagement and participation in Western democracies have decreased in recent years. At the European Union level, years of criticism of its supposedly inherent democratic deficit and lack of legitimacy have undermined citizens’ trust in the EU as a political actor. Recent developments in EU governance, however, show increasing efforts to find innovative ways of engaging citizens.
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