Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?

  • Published on: 19 May 2019
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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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  • Calling For Responsibility

    The people are, the politicians aren’t. Democracy is a one day event every fourth year. Thereafter, it’s back to telling the people why they can’t have what they were promised. Politicians are rhetorical whores.

  • Konrad
    Konrad   1 days ago

    Beautiful video. BTW. The creation of the European Union is by far the best thing that has ever happened on our continent.

  • Mackenzie Beeney
    Mackenzie Beeney   1 days ago

    Kinda sounds like the EU is set up similarly to the US, but more complicated.

  • jose juan isaac taveras

    what do you mean the UN has no power? do you mean that even though it has lots of "brains" constantly arguing for and against different points of view, it still has no way to enforce these arguments? so is violence/threat-of-violence the only true form of power?

  • Get DaDoe
    Get DaDoe   1 days ago

    Why is Europe considered a "continent" and Africa is treated like a country 🤔

  • Abdullah
    Abdullah   2 days ago

    So... to you guys, democracy means putting papers in a box every once in a while... and it's not even about expressing opinions, but just by picking groups of people based on how well their marketing teams and the mass medias make them appear... interesting. Very interesting.

  • Desert Ants
    Desert Ants   2 days ago

    Just copy and paste the USA's federal constitution already ;)

  • alxxpspqr
    alxxpspqr   2 days ago

    The germanic zionist financial "union" of the subjugated puppet states of the EU, Democratic?! LoL! :D Here we laugh! :DI salute the UK for leaving this evil club!

  • Gizmomaster
    Gizmomaster   2 days ago

    “The Germans got what they wanted in peace what they couldn’t get in war”. The German Question remains prevalent today so many years after WW2.

  • Creator Code: ALTIK
    Creator Code: ALTIK   2 days ago

    Is it shame that youtube do not recommend this video to more people!!!!! This video has only 3,4 mil views and other kurzgesagt videos have even more... you can really see that youtube dont want democratic or politic videos recommended!!! :(

  • rad man
    rad man   3 days ago

    What about those ass holes that came in their countries and want sharia law. Sex slaves, beating women, pedophila etc.

  • Ano Nymous
    Ano Nymous   3 days ago

    Germany and France pay less and get to set the rules the rest have to just like it and implement all the new useless laws and soon taxes from EU

  • gnupf
    gnupf   3 days ago

    The EU Parliament has no right of initiative. Please mention just how much money the EU misappropriates and who is paying and who isn't. The countries who want to join might well say just how much they love democracy, sharing and pluralism but are only interested in getting money. Those countries the EU really needs to join (Norway, Switzerland and Iceland) won't because they'll end up being net contributors. The whole thing stinks to high heaven and is corrupt to it's core.

  • Rohan Magee
    Rohan Magee   5 days ago

    The EU is a globalist neoliberal nanny state cancer

  • elva cardenas
    elva cardenas   6 days ago

    2:02 the brexit thing made the united kingdom to float away from his friends

  • Durikke2
    Durikke2   6 days ago

    Sounds Like Dictator Ship With Extra Steps and people.

  • Kluk z kvjetinace
    Kluk z kvjetinace   1 weeks ago

    The fact that 8 minute video explained how EU works better than politicians representing governments of each european state making profit out of it makes me wonder why only useless and stupid ppl gets into politics.

  • iamkulit1 CS
    iamkulit1 CS   1 weeks ago

    My EU Opinions as an American Votes-Similar to Electoral college, vote for people to represent usLaws- weird and they're made in secretunity- More; a united europe could ensure years of peaceimmigration- the US and EU need to take advantage of the human resource that is willingly coming to them.

  • chaosXpert
    chaosXpert   1 weeks ago

    This reminds me a lot of the USA

  • autarchprinceps
    autarchprinceps   1 weeks ago

    Speak for yourself, I never feel anything of the sorts about the EU. The only common criticism about the EU I hear in my part of it, is that it is not taking care of enough yet and taking too long to further unify, all of which is a criticism of Euroscepticism like yours, not the EU as an entity.

  • X310 5
    X310 5   1 weeks ago