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The European Legislative Agenda: Is the Commission in the process of cutting off the branch on which it sits?

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1st lines: Last December, the European Commission proposed a legislative agenda that differed significantly from previous submissions. It mentions only 23 new initiatives, of which 14 contain a legislative component. On the other hand it lists 83 proposals that will be abandoned or amended. By way of comparison, the work programme for 2013 (the last “full” year before the European elections) referred to 53 new initiatives, of which 39 contained a legislative component along with 14 withdrawals. This change of course is in no way accidental; in fact it is declared resolutely in the explanatory statement, which mirrors thelanguage used by Jean-Claude Juncker during his inaugural speech:
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hal-02405051 , version 1 (11-12-2019)

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Renaud Dehousse, Olivier Rozenberg. The European Legislative Agenda: Is the Commission in the process of cutting off the branch on which it sits?. 2015. ⟨hal-02405051⟩
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