Judicial and Legal Interpretation. Conflict between the Principle of Popular Sovereignty and the Power Institutions of the European UnionExcerpt: In the democratic rule of law of the European Union, the unified principle of popular sovereignty is brought into action in the operation of state powers, as those eligible to vote will then cast their votes directly resulting in a majority decision, on the program of competing parties in a free and secret process. The former election victories and defeats of major political parties showcase the fact that the “people” exercising supreme power cast their votes based on party preferences, unwavering political commitments, election campaigns that often contain unscrupulous promises, but basically emotional motivation. These factors, individually or collectively, explain the most important reasons influencing election victory.
Dr. Miklós Völgyesi
The inadequacy of the current European Union is increasingly evident, as the recent story of the tragic vaccine supply mess has also shown. The need to reform it on a new moral, political, social and economic basis is increasingly pressing.
On 9 January 2020, a number of leading personalities in the European Parliament, including Guy Verhofstadt, Manfred Weber, Iratxe García Pérez, Ska Keller, and Helmut Scholz, in representation of the liberal, Christian democratic, socialist, green, and left-wing groups, submitted a motion for a resolution to the European Parliament recommending a conference on the future of Europe.