I care, I care!
Expected results, with the rise of euro-scepticism and anti-immigration platforms: 1 out of every 6 MP belong to these camps. I find especially amusing the euro-sceptic MPs, who belong to an institution they'd like to disappear
. But it is the right way to do it, so I commend them.
All in all, the EU has to change. Euro-scepticism is growing in former staunchly europhile regions like Ireland or Spain, and with good reason. But I'm clueless as to what would help.
I'd like more integration, but it is unrealistic with the language barrier, and in a lesser measure, the geographical and cultural distances. Thus, maybe we should take a step back and streghthen what it's been proven to work and it's necessary: common market for business and people and common regulations.
Other than really none, what power does the EU parliament have?
It's actually fairly powerful, but they try not to draw too much attention upon themselves because of nationalistic fears all across Europe. The main difference with a national parliament is that they cannot innitiate legislation, but they can prod the European commission (European government), so that's not a serious handicap.