Check out ITEM-researcher Martin Unfried’s insightful column in the Tageszeitung Berlin!

He challenges the typical portrayal of the EU in German media, debunking myths of bureaucracy and democratic deficits. Unfried highlights the proactive role of the European Parliament, showcasing initiatives like cross-border coordination for border commuters and environmental legislation. He also critiques the superficial EU election coverage in Germany and calls for deeper engagement with EU politics.

Discover how individual MEPs, like Ska Keller and Sandro Gozi, are driving significant legislative changes. It’s a reminder that EU democracy is robust and evolving, much like national systems.

Read the full article here. (German only)