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parliamentary rules of procedure

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Commission as ‘caretaker administration’

The hearings of the Commissioners-designate before the European Parliament’s committees took place between 30 September and 8 October 2019. Continue reading

Overview of the parliamentary hearings

This infographic presents an overview of the schedule of hearings of the Commissioners-designate of the von der Leyen Commission. The parliamentary committees take the lead for the hearings, with each Commissioner-designate invited to a single hearing of three hours duration. All the hearings are to be held in the József Antall building, in rooms 2Q2 and 4Q2, in the period from 30 September to 8 October 2019. Continue reading

Parliamentary hearings of the Commissioners-designate: A decisive step in the investiture process [Policy podcast]

The hearings of the Commissioners-designate before the European Parliament’s committees are a necessary ingredient in informing Parliament’s decision to give its consent to, or reject, the proposed College. Continue reading

Electing the European Parliament’s President [Policy Podcast]

At the July I plenary sitting, the newly elected European Parliament (EP) is due to elect its 31st President, to hold office until mid-term at the beginning of 2022, when a new election for Parliament’s President will be held. The President has an important and increasingly visible function in the EU institutional and international setting, mirroring the influential role of the Parliament as shaper of EU policies and co-legislator. Continue reading

The right to petition the European Parliament

Written by Nikolai Atanassov The right to petition the European Parliament (EP) was formally set out in the Maastricht Treaty as one of the rights of European Union citizenship. Parliament’s predecessors, from the beginnings of the Communities in the 1950s, had already recognised the importance of receiving petitions from citizens, and this has become a … Continue reading

Parliamentary questions

Parliamentary questions, and the subsequent replies of the other EU institutions, are a rich source of information for citizens. Available in pdf in 3 language versions: Parlamentarische Anfragen Questions parlamentaires Parliamentary questions Parliamentary questions are questions addressed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to other European Union institutions and bodies. They are a direct form … Continue reading

Topics and links – September 2014

Update: This post is available in all EU languages – please see at the bottom of this post. In this issue: Scotland’s referendum, hearings of Commissioners, Sanctioning MEPs’ behavior, association agreement EU-Ukraine, free trade agreements TTIP/CETA.   In September 2014, citizens’ topics of particular interest ranged from the EU’s external relations (Ukraine, Russia) and trade … Continue reading

Parliamentary hearings of the Commissioners-designate: A decisive step in the investiture process

Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva French version: Les auditions parlementaires des commissaires désignés – Une étape décisive de l’investiture German version: Parlamentarische Anhörungen der designierten Kommissionsmitglieder – Ein entscheidender Schritt bei der Amtseinführung The hearings of the Commissioners-designate before the European Parliament’s committees are a necessary ingredient in informing Parliament’s decision to give its consent to, … Continue reading

Rules on political groups in the EP

Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva Updated in June 2015 Members of the European Parliament may form political groups; these are not organised by nationality, but by political affiliation. At the start of the current parliamentary term there were seven political groups in the Parliament, as there were throughout the 2009-14 period. The formation of a new, … Continue reading

Trade Promotion Authority – TPA (Fast Track)

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is an authority on trade agreements that Congress can grant to the President. This way implementing bills can be treated under a faster legislative procedure. TPA defines how Congress exercises its constitutional authority over a particular aspect of trade policy. At the same time it gives the President more leverage to … Continue reading

Parliament’s legislative initiative

The European Commission has a near monopoly on legislative initiative in the European Union (EU), with special initiative rights for other institutions applying only in certain specific cases. However, the European Parliament (EP), and the Council, have the right to invite the Commission to present legislative proposals. Whilst this ‘indirect’ initiative right does not create … Continue reading

Relocation of parliaments

Rules on parliaments’ seats Parliaments’ seats are not usually regulated at constitutional level. One of the few exceptions is the establishment by the Austrian Federal Constitution of the federal capital and seat of the highest federal authorities in Vienna. Parliamentary seats are often established by the rules of procedure adopted by the same parliament (e.g. … Continue reading

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