The “people’s will” is often used to subvert rather than support key democratic institutions.
Matjaž Gruden is the Director of Democratic Participation at the Council of Europe. He has a law degree from Ljubljana University, Slovenia, and did his postgraduate studies in EU law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He contributes regularly to Slovenian media on issues related to Europe, international affairs, democracy and human rights. In 2018, he published the book "Žive naj vsi narodi" (Long live all nations).