OT : EU un-democratic rules
Posted May 6, 2004 18:20 UTC (Thu) by bockman
In reply to: Fighting software patents: a report from Brussels
Parent article: Fighting software patents: a report from Brussels
Thats why I don't get the whole EU constitution kerfuffle: Why bother
having referenda on this issue, when the whole set up of the EU as an
institution is so stridently undemocratic?
Sorry for the OT, but I couldn't pass the option to vent my feeling on this :-).
As you probably know, today EU is more a diplomatic institution rather than a democratic institution. In some areas, it is as powerless as ONU, or even more. I usually smile when Americans compare USA with EU : we have a long way to go before having one democratic EU. Hey, I'm not even sure that the majority of today citizens _wants_ a really democratic EU...
Back in topic, given what I said before, I agree that making pressure at national level (but cordinating at european level) is the more effective way to put some sanity back in the IP legislation ... if this can be done.
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