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How to ensure that national parliaments (truly) ‘contribute actively to the good functioning of (tomorrow's) EU’?

Abstract : National parliaments have long been neglected in the European integration process, although the Lisbon Treaty significantly improved their status. Nonetheless, this article argues that there is still some margin for improvement. This article explains why this situation must be urgently remedied and proposes some pragmatic solutions to this end. It is argued that national parliaments should receive more information directly, that mechanisms to guarantee the collective accountability of the Council and the European Council should be introduced, and that certain safeguards are needed to ensure a level playing field among national parliaments in their relationship to EU institutions and bodies. This would help to address the existing imbalance between the way in which today's EU operates, and national parliaments' limited possibility to participate at the EU level.
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Diane Fromage. How to ensure that national parliaments (truly) ‘contribute actively to the good functioning of (tomorrow's) EU’?. European Law Journal, Wiley, 2022, pp.1-12. ⟨10.1111/eulj.12412⟩. ⟨hal-03525476⟩



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