Of course, my own government was originally designed mostly by European aristocrats with some purposefully undemocratic features so I don't mean to strike a pose of American superiority here. I just want to register my sympathy to those Europeans struggling to impede the consolidation of undemocratic elite power under the deceptive guise of electoral democracy.
From the BBC report there is this statement attributed to Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer:
"One cannot complain of the EU being undemocratic and at the same time refuse to go to the polls"Actually it is perfectly consistent to make such complaints while demonstrating one's dissatisfaction with the process by way of boycott. I recommend persistent complaining and boycotting as the most promising way to gradually force improvement in the EU government. Good luck to my European friends.