This is a loss to representative democracy.
The functioning of the Union shall be founded on representative democracy.
This is the essence of representative democracy.
By the way, Britain is probably the country that has done most for representative democracy.
I remain a supporter of representative democracy.
The ways in which young people can participate in the mechanisms of representative democracy must be identified.
In a representative democracy, it means winning people for one's point of view.
But I do not think that Professor Chomsky believes in representative democracy.
Open government is essential in a representative democracy.
Until now, the European construct was based on representative democracy.
I think representative democracy was based on the idea that people are thick.
I believe that the attempt to devalue parliamentary ratification does no credit to representative democracy.
Acho que a tentativa de desvalorizar as ratificações parlamentares é uma tentativa que não honra a democracia representativa.
A republic. A representative democracy.
However, a democratic Europe based on representative democracy also means that we recognise the principle of subsidiarity.
Porém, uma Europa democrática, baseada numa democracia representativa, significa também que reconhecemos o princípio da subsidiariedade.
It remains our objective to strengthen the legitimacy of this House and thus to consolidate representative democracy.
Na verdade, o nosso objectivo continua a ser consolidar a legitimação desta assembleia e com ela a democracia representativa.
Greater participation by young people in the system of representative democracy
Finally, as I said on 4 September, the White Paper seems to believe that 'governance' can function while disregarding representative democracy.
Por fim, como disse no passado dia 4 de Setembro, o Livro Branco parece acreditar que a "boa governação" pode funcionar independentemente da democracia representativa.
Personally, I believe that some comments made against representative democracy do not reflect a true democratic mind when they are made so negatively.
Pessoalmente, julgo que certos comentários feitos contra a democracia representativa não reflectem um verdadeiro espírito democrático quando são feitos de uma forma tão negativa.
I call upon elected politicians in Member States to respect the fact that they have representative democracy to express their views and this initiative is for citizens.
Apelo aos políticos eleitos nos Estados-Membros no sentido de respeitarem o facto de terem a democracia representativa para expressar as suas opiniões e de esta iniciativa se destinar aos cidadãos.
This aspect on representative democracy has often been underlined: the more codecision is extended, the more citizenship grows; these are relationships between extremely important things.
Salientei várias vezes este aspecto, que diz respeito à democracia representativa: quanto mais se alarga a co-decisão, mais aumenta a cidadania; são relações entre coisas extremamente importantes.