So you think you have no power? Think again
Act, react, impact
As times are changing, so are we. Since the last European elections, the rules of the game have changed. The European Parliament now has more power, both to set the political direction of Europe and over the day-to-day decisions which affect us all. A more powerful European Parliament means more influence for everyone, more ability to deal with our problems, more ability to change what needs changing, more assertiveness to conserve what we want to keep. Europe faces great challenges. Meeting them won’t be easy, and choices have to be made. The changes made to the system were designed to ensure... that we, the citizens of Europe, have more say over those choices. Not just when we go to the ballot box, but as decisions are taken, day in, day out. The European Parliament now decides on the European laws that affect you, across the board. On how your money is spent from the EU (European Union) budget, across the board. We must agree to the financing of the EU for years to come, looking at the collective interest of Europeans. And after the next elections it is your parliament who will elect the head of Europe’s executive, based on your wishes, as expressed in these elections. This time it really is different. Together we now have more real power to actually make a difference. The European Parliament and you. Together we can act, react and make an impact.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Communication (European Commission) Themes: Activities of the institutions and bodies
- Subject: decision-making, election campaign publicity, electorate, European election, European Parliament, legislative procedure, operation of the Institutions, powers of the EP, public awareness campaign, vote
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