About: Anaïs Berthier

Democracy denied: How the Commission keeps people out of lawmaking

With its Better Regulation agenda, the European Commission talks big about making EU decisions more transparent and increasing public participation. But the reality is very different, writes Anaïs Berthier.

Trade secrets trialogue underlines the EU’s democratic deficit

Trialogues - secret three-way talks between the major EU institutions to finalise EU law - are a far cry from how lawmaking is supposed to work, underline the bloc's democratic deficit and breach the Treaties, writes Anaïs Berthier.

Five ways the EU is undermining democracy

The European Union has shown a complete disregard for democracy and the rule of law by consistently failing to respect the right of people to bring its institutions' decisions to court, write Anaïs Berthier.