The policy making institutions of the EU are as follows:
- The European Parliament: The only directly elected of the EU institutions, but it has weaker powers than the Council, and does not have legislative initiative. The average EU-wide turnout for the previous MEP elections was 42%.
- The Council of the European Union: Members not directly elected to the post. President is not directly elected.
- The European Council: The president is not directly elected.
- The Commission: The Commission is led by a President who is nominated by the Council. The remaining 27 Commissioners are nominated by member-states, in consultation with the President, and have their portfolios assigned by the President. Responsible for legislation proposition, decision implementation, treaty upholding, day-to-day running. Has 23,000 administrators.
I would say no, and moreover:
- It didn’t do anything about our recent neo-imperialist shenanigans.
- It didn’t do anything about the 2008 banking crisis.
- It’s an obstacle to local, decentralised and direct democracy.
- It’s expensive.