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The European Parliament and EU Secondary Legislation: Improved Scrutiny Practices and Upstream Involvement for Delegated Acts and Implementing Acts

  • Vicky MarissenEmail author
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Part of the European Administrative Governance book series (EAGOV)

Abstract

Over the years, the European Parliament has seen a significant increase in its power, certainly on a political and legislative level, as well as in budgetary and trade matters. However, less attention has been paid to the strengthening—long battled for—of the European Parliament’s prerogatives in EU secondary legislation, that is, delegated acts, implementing acts and measures coming under the Regulatory Procedure with Scrutiny.

This chapter will begin with a description of what these formal prerogatives entail and move onto an in-depth analysis of the practical arrangements the European Parliament has put in place to deal with its powers over secondary legislation, the challenges it faces and the points on which further progress could be made. The author’s analysis is based primarily on extensive interviews with administrators working within the European Parliament who have first-hand experience of dealing with scrutiny of secondary legislation on a daily basis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EuropeBrugesBelgium

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