The quotation above might sound like something out of a conspiracy theory. But Mark Leonard, a passionate advocate of deeper integration, makes an astute observation. The EU now has powerful influence on our everyday lives. But as a result of the way EU legislation operates, it is often not clear to either voters or even journalists when a particular decision or policy originates in the EU.
Domestic legislation often is actually a “shell” for the purpose of implementing European law. Leonard is indeed right to argue that “
The end of the veto over energy would let the EU pass its Oil Stocks Directive, which would cost a household of four £130 per year. It would be harder for the
In other words, it will massively affect people’s daily lives. The
The EU and You
How the EU affects everyday life in the