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Parliamentary oversight of the European Council

Written by Josephine Vanden Broucke and Stanislas de Finance When all 28 Heads of State or Government meet in the “European Council” to discuss the direction the European Union should follow and what strategy to use, it’s bound to be important. Following up on what the European Council decides in its “Conclusions” is essential for democratic … Continue reading

European Council Conclusions: A Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date – November 2014 update

The EPRS publication “European Council Conclusions: Rolling Check-List of Commitment to Date” monitors the degree of progress in achieving the goals and guidelines set by the European Council in its conclusions. This second edition was updated and reviewed to give an overview of the conclusions and commitments from 2010 onwards. It is a compendium designed … Continue reading

European Council Conclusions: a rolling check-list of commitments to date

The European Council’s role – to ‘provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development’ and to define its ‘general political directions and priorities’ – has developed rapidly over the past five years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the EP’s in-house research service and … Continue reading

EU subsidiarity check by National Parliaments

The position of national parliaments in the EU was strengthened in various ways by the Lisbon Treaty in order to enhance democratic legitimacy. Protocol 2 of the Lisbon Treaty introduced a mechanism of subsidiarity scrutiny by national parliaments on draft EU legislation. The so called early warning system including the yellow and orange card procedures give them a … Continue reading

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