“Addressing undue influence in the political processes is what de-oligarchization is all about,” said US Ambassador Kelly Degnan.
According to the US Ambassador, one of the EC’s proposed 12-point priority is de-oligarchization, and if other priorities are addressed really effectively, the threat of undue influence will be “eliminated or certainly reduced.”
“De-oligarchization is one of the 12 priorities listed by the European Commission because of its very important impact on society. Addressing the other 11 priorities will have a great impact on reducing, or even eliminating, the undue influence of anyone – any funding or any person – that is trying to influence the economic, political, or social fabric here.
Addressing undue influence in the political process is what de-oligarchization is all about. That is why, if other priorities are dealt with in a genuinely effective way, I think the risk of undue influence will be eliminated, and certainly reduced,” Ambassador Degnan stated.