Article 3214

Title of the article

INFORMATION POLICY AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE OF SUPRANATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AS A PROCESS OF OVERCOMING THE CRISIS OF LEGITIMACY 

Authors

Korbat Filipp Evgen'evich, Postgraduate student, Russian State Pedagogical University named after A. I. Gertsen (48 River Moika embankment, Saint-Petersburg, Russia), korbatphilipp@yandex.ru

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Abstract

Background. The Russian integration projects: EurAsEC (The Eurasian Economic Community) Customs Union, the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty and the Union State of Russia and Belarus, are of great importance for the external political and economic activities of the state, thus they necessitate the study of the positive foreign experience of the most successful project of integration of states – the European Union. Presently a crisis of legitimacy (“democratic deficit”) of supranational institutions is one of the most acute problems faced by European integration. The purpose of the research work is to analyze the information policy of the European Union, aimed at mitigating the «democratic deficit».
Materials and methods. Implementation of the research objectives was achieved on the basis of the analysis of the key decisions of supranational institutions of the EU (European Commission, the EU Council of Ministers and the Ombudsman). In this paper the author used the method of historical and legal analysis and the systematic approach, which allowed comparing the content and meaning of key EU legal acts in the field of public relations, and considering the policy of Brussels as a system-mechanism that cooperates with national states and European citizens.
Results. Formation and development of the information policy of the European Union during the interstate integration and devolution of governments of EU memberstates in favor of supranational institutions was investigated. The author also identified vectors of the public sphere of supranational institutions of the European Union.
Conclusions. The study of the failure of the referendum on the Constitutional Treaty and the subsequent regulatory and policy initiatives of supranational institutions on development of the information policy and interaction with citizens of the united Europe represents the solutions found by the EU to eliminate the "democratic deficit”, which opens possibilities for deepening the integration. The experience of the European Union is a major interstate for projects in which the Russian Federation takes part, in particular for the Eurasian Economic Commission, the structure of which is copied from the European Commission.

Key words

information policy of the European Union, "democratic deficit", supranational institutions, interstate integration

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