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Census of European Studies


Towards a more democratic European Union


For the first time, in 2014, EU countries had to take the results of the elections into account when proposing a candidate for European Commission President.

Albeit an important step, this is only the first of many in making the European Union more democratic and bringing it closer to its citizens.

Europeans have the right to know who Commissioners and Commission staff, Members of the European Parliament and representatives of the Council meet in the context of the legislative process.

The Commission is committed to bringing a new lease of life to the relationship with the European Parliament, as well as to working more closely with national parliaments.

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