The European institutions clearly lack empathy from the electorate. Even the European Parliament which is directly voted is perceived as an institution far from the citizens.
Part of this comes from the fact that the list of candidates for the European Parliament is selected from the national member parties rather than euro party groups. In an evermore integrated continent, the current format of selecting candidates is leaving certain groups of people unrepresented. European citizens have the freedom to freely live in another member state, yet the candidates they vote for the European Parliament have to be affiliated with national parties. I believe together we the citizens can change this and fight for a more representative and democratic Europe