Nettsider med emneord « European Parliament»
In its hybrid form, the EU represents a novel political space; this paper discusses the evolving European party system in the light of historical and comparative parallels. By commenting on the present state and suggesting some predictions for the future, the paper thus invites to a critical reflection on the mechanisms creating and sustaining different sorts of cleavage-based party systems.
This paper investigates the enhanced role of the European Parliament through the perspective of human rights provisions. It argues that the focus on such issues and the strengthening of Parliament should be seen in the light of closing the EU's perceived legitimacy deficit.
Berthold Rittberger & Frank Schimmelfennig
This paper assesses to what extent the Interinstitutional Agreement has strengthened the European Parliament’s ability to hold the Council to account for its foreign policy. The analysis finds that this arrangement introduces an element of checks and balances, however, its effect is limited by certain restrictions and the lack of sanction mechanisms.
The Nordic parliaments are similar in that they all exercise a robust style of oversight of their respective governments' conduct of EU affairs; they exemplify a common "Nordic model" of parliamentary scrutiny. However, the Parliaments differ in how they engage directly with the EU. This paper does a comparative analysis of the Norwegian Parliaments' actions and responses to the controversial EU legislative proposal, the 2012 Monti II Regulation concerning the right to strike.