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More secrecy and more summits means less democracy, says professor of European Law

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

An article by professor Deirdre Curtin of the Open Government in the EU research group was published yesterday in the Irish Times.

In the article, entitled “Secrecy at EU level is a challenge to democracy“, Curtin, director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, argues that current trends in EU decision-making, partly set in motion by the crisis, partly through the growing role of the EU as a global actor, create an unhealthy level of secrecy accompanied by a lack of democratic deliberation. Below, some excerpts from the article are quoted.