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The European Union is often criticised for being a ‘show’, far removed from its citizens. The Brussels machinery is widely seen as boring, bureaucratic and complex. “However in reality, in many things the EU is more transparent than a lot of its Member States”, says political scientist Patrick Bijsmans. He welcomes criticism, though. Whether you used to be for or against Europe, now I think everyone is a Eurosceptic in the true sense of the word—they don’t automatically assume that something is good, and that’s okay.”

Period6 Jun 2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleEveryone’s a eurosceptic
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletMaastricht University Website
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNetherlands
    Date6/06/19
    DescriptionThe European Union is often criticised for being a ‘show’, far removed from its citizens. The Brussels machinery is widely seen as boring, bureaucratic and complex. “However in reality, in many things the EU is more transparent than a lot of its Member States”, says political scientist Patrick Bijsmans. He welcomes criticism, though. Whether you used to be for or against Europe, now I think everyone is a Eurosceptic in the true sense of the word—they don’t automatically assume that something is good, and that’s okay.”
    URLhttps://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/news/everyone-eurosceptic
    PersonsPatrick Bijsmans

Keywords

  • European Studies
  • Euroscepticism
  • European elections
  • EU