Why we monitor the EU
We believe that everyone in the European Union should be able to enjoy and use their basic rights and freedoms. The EU has a lot of power and influence over what happens in our lives. That’s because European governments prefer to make many of their laws and policies together in Brussels. So they’ve given the EU jurisdiction over a range of issues. This includes the power to make laws and policies, bring governments to court and give out EU funding. All of these powers can be used in ways that can be helpful or harmful for our rights.
What we mean by watching the EU
We press the EU to do all it can to protect our liberties. There are three scenarios where we influence how the EU uses its powers.
Second, when we see governments and corporations taking away our freedoms, we press the EU to use its powers to protect us. That includes using EU law to take court cases. For example, we’re persuading the EU to make new laws that stop corrupt politicians and dodgy companies muzzling journalists and activists.