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Ashley Fox: why I'm against whole notion of transnational lists for Euro elections

Sunday, 10 July 2011
Earlier this year British Liberal Democrat MEP Andrew Duff proposed the creation of an additional 25 members of Parliament who would be elected on EU-wide transnational lists presented by the European political parties. He believes truly European elections would contribute to a greater identification of citizens with European affairs.

However, Ashley Fox, a fellow member of the Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), spoke this week in plenary in Strasbourg against the idea. He expressed his belief that the whole notion is "a complete waste of money, and an attack on a Nation States rights to choose its own form of democracy."



He also answered questions from colleagues Nicole Sinclaire (NI, UK), Olle Schmidt (ALDE, SE) and Rainer Wieland (EPP, DE) via the blue card procedure under Rule 149(8) - their interventions are also included in the video above.

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