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Press Release*: Researchers at Freie Universität Warn of Division between European Leadership and Population

News from Nov 08, 2010


The political scientist Professor Thomas Risse of Freie Universität Berlin has called for stronger commitment and greater media presence of Members of the European Parliament in controversial issues. Otherwise, there is a risk that anti-European movements could be strengthened and that could lead to a split between European leaders and the population of EU countries. At a panel discussion at the European Parliament, Risse pointed out that the elected representatives are perceived in the countries of the European Union as legitimate commentators in questions of national policy, such as in social and migration policies. [...read more (PDF)

*Issued by the Office of News and Public Affairs, Freie Universität Berlin