I am indebted to my former staffer Sally McNamara, currently with the Heritage Foundation in Washinton DC, for the following:
Pierre Lequiller, head of the French National Assembly’s EU Committee, makes four proposals for bringing the EU closer to its citizens. He calls for training seminars in Brussels for national MPs to learn about Europe; the application of those elements of the Lisbon Treaty relating to national parliaments ahead of ratification of the Treaty; meetings of the European Commission in capital cities around Europe; and a yearly debate bringing together national and European parliamentarians, at which the Presidents of the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament would give speeches.
Sally McNamara, British citizen, makes one proposal for bringing the EU closer to its citizens. Listen to them.