LOCAL government could be consulted on planned European Union legislation, before it is even drafted, under a root-and-branch reform of the way that the EU is governed.

The idea is to be discussed at the Convention on the Future of Europe, the body chaired by former French President Giscard d'Estaing, having been received by a member of its praesidium, Ana Palacio, an MEP.

She chaired the first meeting of a local government contact group on the reform process, involving key EU organisations, such as included the Association of ...

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