Referees or spectators? National Parliaments and subsidiarity in the VIIIth European Parliament

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Series Details 26.09.14
Publication Date 26/09/2014
ISSN 1612-0272
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The interest for higher democratic accountability in the EU is stronger than ever. Indeed, there is scope for action for stronger involvement of national legislatures at EU level. Within the time frame of the eighth legislative period of the European Parliament (2014-2019), an interinstitutional agreement is a viable option. This could lay down a working definition of subsidiarity, enhance interparliamentary cooperation, and structure the use of ‘yellow cards’. In the medium term, a stronger role for national parliaments would require outright treaty revision.

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