Christine I. Lin
Integration, as Aspinwell puts it, is a process that binding rules lead to a reducion or a potential reduction in state power. Actors in various levels are involved in the process, and whether their political backgrounds make a difference of their preferences in the integration is often asked. This essay will first review the actors’ behaviours in European integration under the scope the cleavage theory. Further, it examies whether the Euoprean institute representing its people, and does the European parliament reflects the left-right policy in European politics? Lastly, it looks into how does the Euro Crisis influence on left-right policy on the EU level. The left-right policy dimension serves one of the indicators in European integration as Knutsen words “ the language of left and right helps citizens as well as elites to orient themselves in a complex political landscape”.