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European Union

European citizens often feel that they cannot influence what happens in the EU and, as powers shift to the EU level, Member States hide behind a smokescreen of what is in their own competence and responsibility. The Greens/EFA want to reverse this erosion of democracy by ensuring that EU legislation is made and implemented in a way that citizens can easily understand who is responsible.
The Greens/EFA work tirelessly to promote truly participatory democracy in the EU, by encouraging citizens’ use of their right to petition the European Parlliament. They also want increased transparency and more control of the influence of lobbies.