The only way the EU can be more directly democratic is if we cut out the middle man. Instead of citizen talks to country, country talks to EU we go to citizen talks to EU. Can you see politicians readily giving up more power and becoming smaller fish in a bigger pond? It also amazes me that people forget we elect our government to act on our behalf in the EU. For all the problems it has, at some point someone we have elected has signed on the dotted line.