Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?

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    Being a citizen of the European Union means that many aspects of our lives are regulated by a weird entity. It feels like a huge bureaucracy is making decisions over our heads. How democratic is the EU really and does your vote actually affect anything?

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  • Neki Tamo
    Neki Tamo   1 days ago

    Short answer NoLong answer Nooooooooooo

  • Burn Angel
    Burn Angel   2 days ago


  • Nick Nomo
    Nick Nomo   2 days ago

    I'm an American, but I wouldn't be so happy if my own country's policies were determined by a group of other countries. Its one thing to have trade agreements, and treaties that everyone can agree on, its another to sign up for a pseudo world government.

  • pumpkineater23
    pumpkineater23   4 days ago

    Rather than all these layers of confusing indirect 'democracy' how about giving Europeans a People's Vote? Ask them if they want the EU or not. Simple eh? That's real democracy. Perhaps Europeans want to cooperate together as sovereign nations, not to merge their countries into a single superstate? It would be interesting (and fair) to know. The truth is that the EU have no interest in democracy. Most of them wouldn't even ALLOW a referendum - as if they should have that choice. The unelected, autocratic, authoritarian tyrants are determined, at whatever cost, to turn Europe into a super-military State, whatever the people actually want.

  • Booyabeatbox
    Booyabeatbox   4 days ago

    corruption is not a factor in your equasion? there are many many forms

  • ghoulunathics
    ghoulunathics   5 days ago

    modern democracy does not give any real vote for the populace. we may vote for the ministers, but the system operated by the ministers isn't responsible for us, but rather for powerful organizations, banks and some influential people we don't even know of. we cannot change the system by voting. either we refuse to obey their commands or we will remain oppressed for it. there's no other alternative.

  • Majskatt
    Majskatt   5 days ago

    The EU is already failing, I dont belive anyone informed on the costs and the lack of self governance can support this totalitarian experiment. altough you rarely hear how an unelected clique of powerhouses have taken control over europe. Neither are you told that the first model of the european union and the way it was first implemented was a blueprint straight from the nazi's.

  • Jonathan Zentelin
    Jonathan Zentelin   5 days ago

    Wrong:The laws of the EU are decided by unelected bureaucrats, and overwrite nations laws.

  • The Amish Illuminati

    I really liked that on the eu map you put a cork on Portugal, the number one exporter of cork

  • Angie N
    Angie N   6 days ago

    oh...i thought it asked “is the flu bad?” i wanted to know

  • Legendary Rebel
    Legendary Rebel   6 days ago

    People feel oppressed by the EU, think of monarchies and empires (like the Brit. one) and how they didn't give anyone a voice. The irony!

  • mikeinbc
    mikeinbc   1 weeks ago

    The EU is a far left globalist authoritarian cancer.

  • lockoshamface
    lockoshamface   1 weeks ago

    Yes the EU is very bad, they opened everyone's border and demanded we all conform and called us racist for being worried (and rightly so) hundreds of years time when Europe is over run by Muslims, we know who to thank

  • marijnleo
    marijnleo   1 weeks ago

    🇳🇱🇪🇺 Ai can’t Nederland

  • Tanner Boyle
    Tanner Boyle   1 weeks ago

    I keep getting Kevin Hart ads anyone else?Hope he recovers okay

  • carlos delgado
    carlos delgado   1 weeks ago

    Ok thanks now let's vote out everyone who voted for article 13. If not you can hire a professional assassin

  • Nexus Clarum
    Nexus Clarum   1 weeks ago

    The union shouldn't be developed. It should be destroyed. Even if that means the UK, USA, Canada and other countries have to go to war against the EU. Probably best to get on that before you build up your EU army. Fewer people need to die that way.

  • Nexus Clarum
    Nexus Clarum   1 weeks ago

    The EU is analagous to the star wars empire.

  • Le Singe Nu
    Le Singe Nu   1 weeks ago

    1. EU is not democracy.2. Therefor we should empower the UE for the sake of democracy.3. Facepalm.

  • Le Singe Nu
    Le Singe Nu   1 weeks ago

    Anybody here to complain with me about this partial, specious, vicious definition of anarchy and democracy here ? This video is shameful and close to some kind disinformation technique. I'll search who's financing this channel and try to guess why...

  • Donut Hoel
    Donut Hoel   1 weeks ago

    Britian politely leaving at 2:03 xd

  • punkfruit
    punkfruit   1 weeks ago

    why am i watching this, im American

  • brownellja1
    brownellja1   1 weeks ago

    The EU claims to be Democratic right up until a country votes to leave. Then it becomes a communist dictator. Good luck escaping that trap.

  • Mason
    Mason   1 weeks ago


  • Mason
    Mason   1 weeks ago

    Screw the eu

  • bgcvetan
    bgcvetan   1 weeks ago

    More democratic that US that is for sure.

  • chauncy primm
    chauncy primm   1 weeks ago

    It'll collapse in a few years. Especially with the next recession. Those pussyfoot Europeans will wake up eventually and realize they need AUTONOMY