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National Parliaments in an Integrated Europe

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ISBN13: 9789041116291
ISBN: 904111629X
Published: June 2001
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £107.00

The acquisition of increased powers by the European Parliament has raised the spectre of a ""competition legislature"" for national parliaments, and even the threat of a democratic deficit at the national level. At this moment, the author of this book suggests, it is vital to recognize and reinforce the ways in which the institutions of the European Union are politically accountable to member States.;In this analysis of the participation by domestic legislatures in policy-making and legislative processes at the European level, Adam Jan Cygan focuses on the evolving means by which the legislatures of Germany and the United Kingdom are responding to the increased competence of the European Union. This technique allows him to highlight such factors as: the procedures of European scrutiny committees in the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament and the German Bundestag; the accountability of national ministers for decisions taken in the European Council of Ministers; the role of sub-national governments, as revealed in both the formal federal system of Germany and the devolved administrations of the United Kingdom, in European affairs; and the continuing impact of Treaty provisions and informal co-operation between member States.;This text demonstrates that, contrary to some prevailing beliefs, national parliaments are not necessarily destined to become mere administrative institutions. In fact, the national initiatives and procedures analyzed here reveal a firm commitment to compel the attention of the European Commission and the European Parliament toward national and even sub-national accountability. However, as in all political matters, vigilance and tenacity are necessary to prevent erosion of democracy and national legislative competence.;This book aims to enable all interested parties legislators, policy-makers, government officials at all levels, academics, and others to proceed knowledgeably and confidently in this important area.

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Table of Cases. Abstract. Preface. Part I: National Parliaments Within the EU Treaty Framework.
1. National Parliaments in the European Union.
2. The Application of the Principle of Subsidiarity in the European Union.
3. Cooperation between National Parliaments of the Member States -- The Conference of European Affairs Committees (COSAC). Part II: Scrutiny of EU Affairs by National Parliaments.
4. European Legislation Before the House of Commons.
5. The House of Lords and European Union Affairs.
6. European Affairs in the German Bundestag -- Legal and Constitutional Basis.
7. Structure, Organisation and Role of the Committee on Affairs of the European Union in the German Bundestag. Part III: Sub-National Government and European Affairs in the United Kingdom and Germany.
8. Participation by Sub-National Government in European Union Policy and Decision Making.
9. Participation by the Lander in European Union Affairs.
10. Devolved Government and the European Union -- Scottish and Welsh Arrangements for Participating in European Union Affairs. Part IV: The Demise of National Parliaments? 11. Concluding Remarks: Where Next National Parliaments? Appendices. Bibliography. Index.