Representation in the European Parliament – problems and challenges? – University of Copenhagen

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27 November 2015

Representation in the European Parliament – problems and challenges?

Article by Federico Fabbrini on the criticisms against the representative function of the European Parliament.

Federico Fabbrini published an article on "Representation in the European Parliament: Of False Problems and Real Challenges" in Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (vol. 75, 2015) -- the Journal of International Law of the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg.

The article examines several recurrent criticisms that are made against the representative function of the European Parliament, but suggests that the main problematic aspect of its functioning is connected with the electoral mechanisms in force, especially in the larger member states.