Spin in the European Union - Brussels Between Appearance and Reality is the book that the ordinary people of Europe have been waiting for. The European Union is increasingly part of our daily lives but is often perceived as aloof and obscure. Written by the consummate insider, this book explores the most intricate workings of the European Union and explains in clear, accessible English, how the venerable institution is supposed to operate – and what really happens behind the scenes. Rather than a polemic that opposes or supports the European Union and all it stands for, this insider''s view is a thoughtful, thought-provoking yet easy-to-read analysis of a unique political bureaucracy whose workings have a deep-reaching, profound impact on the lives of millions of ordinary Europeans. The simplicity of the language and structure of the book belie the fact that it speaks of important ideological, institutional and political matters that should be of great concern to us all.