German opposition demands more influence for EU citizens

German opposition demands more influence for EU citizens


On 25 September, Germany's opposition Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens demanded more influence for EU citizens in European affairs and even a direct vote for top posts in Brussels.

The centre-left SPD and Greens, the leading political coalition in Germany according to the opinion polls and recent local and regional elections, asked for plebiscitary decisions on all major issues of the EU and Eurozone.

SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel said: "On basic questions of European policy th...


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