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Linking National Politics to Europe

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Next Generation Democracy

Simon Hix

The British Council and Weber Shandwick Adamson

February 2002

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National Parliaments are among the most legitimate bodies in the European Union: they engage constituents with political debate and set the agenda for national political discussion. Simon Hix suggests opening up a European space for debates within national Parliaments by giving them a significant role in electing the Commission president.