My goal was to do a series of video-interviews with the people I visited while I was in London last month. To get a Londoners perpective on the EU and my (Dutch) reflection on that.
Instead, I ended up investigating a question from a friend that kept me rather busy the last few weeks (to say the least!).
The question: How much influence does the European Parliament actually have? And therefore does my vote have influence?
The question is simple enough, finding an answer proved to be rather complicated. I got reconfirmed why I lacked knowledge of the European Parliament. Its position within the EU is downright complex.
Nonetheless, I attempted to simplify the way the EP has influence and explain it in the video below. Fingers crossed that I succeeded at that (or at least make you realise that it’s complicated ;-)).
The sources I used: