Constructing the secret EU state: “Restricted” and “Limite” documents hidden from view by the Council

In place of the need to deepen democratic openness and accountability in EU the Council has entrenched a system of secrecy based on its discretion to decide whether and when to make documents public. The result is that the European legislature – the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament – meet in secret trilogues to decide over 80% of new laws going through the EU

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Political and Ideological Crisis in an Increasingly More Authoritarian European Union

This article deals with the challenges and barriers that trade unions now face in the European Union. There are a number of structural barriers that the European Union as a supranational institution represents, as well as internal political-ideological barriers that prevent unions from fulfilling their role in the current situation. The most important developments that are challenging, as well as threatening, what many people call Social Europe will be described: attacks on public services, pensions, wages, and working conditions, as well as strong anti-democratic tendencies. But first, it is necessary briefly to address the role of social democracy in Europe today in light of its history.

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Creating a Euro police state?

Friday, 3rd October 2008 Creating a Euro police state? The case of Holocaust denier Frederick Toben is a dangerous new use of the European Arrest Warrant, writes Gerard Batten MEP Voltaire famously said, "I disagree with what you have … Continue reading

Police State Europe

Police State Europe William Shannon Fri, 05 Oct 2001 16:14:22 -0700 Ambrose Evans-Pritchard reveals that the EU is using the war on terrorism to threaten our freedom Let us be thankful, briefly, that the current director of Europol is … Continue reading

Brussels accused of ‘police state tactics’

Brussels accused of 'police state tactics' By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels The Telegraph Last Updated: 8:53pm BST 22/04/2004 The European Union was accused of using "police state tactics" to stifle criticism after police raided the offices of a Brussels … Continue reading

Blair defends new anti-terror laws

Blair defends new anti-terror laws   Friday, September 16, 2005 Posted: 1031 GMT (1831 HKT) var clickExpire = “09/30/2005”; Blair won support for the need to ban the incitement of terrorism at the U.N. if(cnnEnableCL){if(!(location.hostname.indexOf(‘’)>-1)) {cnnAddCSI(‘contextualLinks’,’/.element/ssi/sect/1.1/misc/contextual/story.html’,”);}else{ cnnAddCSI(‘contextualLinks’,’’,’category=cnnworld&origin=cnnsafe&url=’);}} LONDON, England (Reuters) … Continue reading