Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?

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    Being a citizen of the European Union means that many aspects of our lives are regulated by a weird entity. It feels like a huge bureaucracy is making decisions over our heads. How democratic is the EU really and does your vote actually affect anything?

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    • Gul Maraz
      Gul Maraz  2 weeks back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Is the EU pro individual freedom?

    • Daire McDermott
      Daire McDermott  4 weeks back

      There’s no Irish version!!

      BOSS BOSS BOSS!  1 months back

      NO, it's not democratic becouse the elections for the eu are capitalist elections, in which the result is besecly rigged by capitalists (via, of other things donations) , and the politisians represent them. No matter what party or person you vote for, the result is still the same.
      In short: the eu is a olagracy!

    • Thromnabular
      Thromnabular  1 months back

      But why should I let citizens from some other country vote for what laws govern my country? Seems like a stupid idea

    • Thromnabular
      Thromnabular  1 months back

      Gee I wonder what the conclusion of this video will be?

  • SquidyBoy
    SquidyBoy  1 days back

    It’s cute how you explain about the eu using birds

    • Darwin Annable
      Darwin Annable  2 days back

      did you see the uk leave? 3:01

      • Hardcore Chewie
        Hardcore Chewie  2 days back


        • hpod3sx
          hpod3sx  3 days back

          UE - Hitlers dream...

          • Dario Spirit
            Dario Spirit  3 days back

            EU is just Homy Roman Empire in disguise 🖕🏻

            • Markus Olofsson
              Markus Olofsson  3 days back

              All of you criticizing the EU. You do know there are several ways to have your voice heard in all parts of the EU from council to commission, court except from the elections.

              1.There’s the possibility for a People’s motion to the parliament. 1m signatories and the parliament both have to discuss and take it into account.

              2. You can follow all work in both parliament and commission by contacting the EU and demand all documents in a certain question, you can follow all work and see where it is at on EUs websites. You can directly email all MEPS (which I have done several times)

              3. Demand your national media to report on EU work better. I used to live in Spain. I learned more in one month living there, than I do in one year in Sweden.

              The EU is designed around paperwork and the members of parliament and other institutions getting stuff to read, work with or discuss. It’s not a direct type of situation like a national parliament only answering to its people. A protest march against an article in Helsinki won’t guarantee anything. Protesting the EU in the channels I laid out would.

              • Vladimir Lenin.
                Vladimir Lenin.  3 days back

                2:03 British ight ima head out.

                • iSAiAH MoReL
                  iSAiAH MoReL  4 days back

                  Could I dub the Irish version?

                  • Silvers YT
                    Silvers YT  4 days back

                    Britain: ight bro. Ima head out

                    • Tomasz Elliott
                      Tomasz Elliott  4 days back

                      Activate the beaurocracy machine...

                      • something anonymous
                        something anonymous  4 days back

                        No. It is not. It's an undemocratic right wing authoritarian alliance that destroyed greeces economy.

                        • freddy04123
                          freddy04123  4 days back

                          The EU is what the US as supposed to be. The states were supposed to act as independent nations coming together in a Union, hence why that term was used so much after our founding.

                          • Gxulia Yt
                            Gxulia Yt  5 days back

                            The UK be like:
                            𝙄𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙖 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙩

                            • TINTIN
                              TINTIN  5 days back

                              why? why? why all these struggles! supremacy? why supremacy over the same species? when we all are same why not be as one and think as one? The world has sufficient for everyone's need, but not for anyone greed!

                              • dd b
                                dd b  6 days back

                                of course. fucking communists

                                • Lexi Greenwood
                                  Lexi Greenwood  6 days back

                                  I love the moment the bird got angry over copyright and screamed at the politician. Makes me giggle

                                  • blaiir.__
                                    blaiir.__  6 days back


                                    England trys to escape

                                    • Tax Evasion
                                      Tax Evasion  6 days back

                                      The thing is, indirect democracy gets exponentially more separated from the interests of the people the more layers there are.

                                      • Meto Fembot
                                        Meto Fembot  7 days back

                                        this is incorrect. The heads of the EU who decide most of the rules and laws aren't even elected, they're implanted. Most are rich or influential. Do you think the EU demanded importing millions of ECONOMIC migrants because... well why even do that? For fun? To make the nations stronger? Or was it because it would be an easy and sneaky way to import millions of underskilled workers and vastly decrease the cost of labor? Why outsource millions on jobs in 3rd world countries when you can just bring the 3rd world to you.

                                        • NinjaCatz 107
                                          NinjaCatz 107  7 days back

                                          Is anyone going to talk about the TIER ZOO reference!? 4:17

                                          • Abe Drole
                                            Abe Drole  7 days back

                                            Bullshits... International right exists.

                                            • Ho Hui
                                              Ho Hui  7 days back

                                              I love how throughout the video England is just leaving the scene then coming back to reflect Brexit!

                                              • Stop It
                                                Stop It  1 weeks back

                                                3:03 look in the top right. Hahahha

                                                • Mackenzie Benefiel
                                                  Mackenzie Benefiel  1 weeks back

                                                  TEAR DOWN THE EU!

                                                  • john Thatcher
                                                    john Thatcher  1 weeks back

                                                    Vidio funded by the eu

                                                    • Steve Hadley
                                                      Steve Hadley  1 weeks back

                                                      I didn't need to watch the video to know the EU isn't Democratic anymore. They've surrendered their freedom to the globalists. Rest in peace Europe.

                                                      • AridChannel Official
                                                        AridChannel Official  1 weeks back

                                                        boris johnson: i will postpone the brexit deal
                                                        People: no-
                                                        boris: yes

                                                        • DecRulez96
                                                          DecRulez96  6 days back

                                                          AridChannel Official the people don’t want brexit

                                                      • Flät Ëãrth
                                                        Flät Ëãrth  1 weeks back

                                                        Europe citizens:I like this union
                                                        Arcticle 13:( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                                        • DESTRUCTIONTAMTAM
                                                          DESTRUCTIONTAMTAM  1 weeks back

                                                          who noticed Britain moving in and out of the map of the EU?

                                                          • An_Annoying_Cat
                                                            An_Annoying_Cat  1 weeks back

                                                            “Opinion: Democracy is annoying and confusing.”
                                                            That’s a fact, not an opinion.

                                                            • Eric Lee
                                                              Eric Lee  5 days back

                                                              2 authrights in the same place, that's a sight to behold

                                                            • bob smith
                                                              bob smith  1 weeks back

                                                              universal suffrage made it that way. why let someone have a say in a game they have no skin in?

                                                          • Affluent Nerd
                                                            Affluent Nerd  1 weeks back

                                                            This makes American politics look simple and effective, and I didn't think that was possible.

                                                            • Mark Hoppe
                                                              Mark Hoppe  1 weeks back

                                                              Article 13/17 that's what I only say to to EU Parliament

                                                              • flamingrubys11
                                                                flamingrubys11  2 weeks back

                                                                Casual reminder the usa isnt democractic because presidental election are run by the electoral vote not popular

                                                                • NRQ-Darius
                                                                  NRQ-Darius  2 weeks back

                                                                  Ho its romanian like my think that i sey now

                                                                  • Michael Priest
                                                                    Michael Priest  2 weeks back

                                                                    European politics are strange.

                                                                    • ghgg
                                                                      ghgg  2 weeks back

                                                                      What a bullshit! So, if, say, a prime minister is not directly elected by the people, but by a parliament that was elected by the people, then that is not democratic?
                                                                      The EU is as democratic as it could be!

                                                                      • Jon Jameson
                                                                        Jon Jameson  2 weeks back

                                                                        Have no fear, the Vatican and the Rothschilds have it all under control. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your enslavement.

                                                                        • Terra
                                                                          Terra  2 weeks back

                                                                          4:20 TierZoo reference?

                                                                          • Fabiodemon 88
                                                                            Fabiodemon 88  2 weeks back

                                                                            As an italian i can say that EU is terrible! It only enslaves us and will never give us true freedom, i will only make our government USELESS!

                                                                            • ghgg
                                                                              ghgg  2 weeks back

                                                                              Get rid of your tinfoil hat and take your medicine!

                                                                          • stephen richards
                                                                            stephen richards  2 weeks back

                                                                            Nice bit of EU publicity

                                                                            • stephen richards
                                                                              stephen richards  2 weeks back

                                                                              They keep the future a secret from it's members

                                                                              • stephen richards
                                                                                stephen richards  2 weeks back

                                                                                @ghgg OK smart arse. Gives us the documents on the EU admin site which outline their strategy for the future of the EU and it's objectives. I'm waiting

                                                                              • ghgg
                                                                                ghgg  2 weeks back

                                                                                Get rid of your tinfoil hat and take your medicine!

                                                                            • stephen richards
                                                                              stephen richards  2 weeks back

                                                                              It doesn't explain the influence and control of the germans and the french

                                                                              • edelachtbare100
                                                                                edelachtbare100  2 weeks back

                                                                                Great video, hasitated to click on it fearing some agenda, turned out great, I really love your impartiality!

                                                                                • Ryan Lee
                                                                                  Ryan Lee  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Incorrect the EU was initially established for Germany to financially take over all of Europe without a military war Rothschild is German

                                                                                  • Ryan Lee
                                                                                    Ryan Lee  2 weeks back

                                                                                    @ghgg interesting take... not the way people outside the eu see it, but still a point worth evaluating. Edit: after a little thought, i think you are definitly wrong. The eu protects germany more than any other entity, and brought down england more than any other entity. England had nothing to gain and sovereignty to lose, with out the pound, the eu will eventually fall apart.

                                                                                  • ghgg
                                                                                    ghgg  2 weeks back

                                                                                    The opposite is the case. The EEC (the predecessor of the EU) was created to bring Germany under control.
                                                                                    Although as a German I find this approach rather presumptuous, the EU is a stroke of luck for all European countries. But I am also glad that we finally get rid of the UK. A country that has always taken, but never agreed to contribute its fair share, as everyone else does.

                                                                                • Mr.Demon Gamer
                                                                                  Mr.Demon Gamer  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I live in Europe though :3

                                                                                  • Miller Productions
                                                                                    Miller Productions  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Imagine living in the EU 🤢

                                                                                    • Tony Krijger
                                                                                      Tony Krijger  2 weeks back

                                                                                      NEXITNEXT!!!! German dominance force upon the individual sovereign states. Go FUCK yourselves.

                                                                                      • ghgg
                                                                                        ghgg  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Get rid of your tinfoil hat and take your medicine!