Shadowy Legislating: Conciliation in the Sixth and Seventh European Parliament

UACES Conference Paper. Brugges 2010 (updated version 2012)

25 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2012 Last revised: 31 Jan 2015

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Tomas Dumbrovsky

Yale Law School; Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 9, 2012

Abstract

The article analyzes how the Parliament’s leadership reacted to the Eastern Enlargements of the European Union between 2004 and 2011. We focus on trade-offs between efficiency and transparency in the light of the practice of trialogues. Do trialogues exclude or substantively limit the representation of new Member States in EU decision-making? Is the creation of such mechanisms in accordance with EU primary law? The analysis reveals an emerging core-periphery structure that threatens the legitimacy of Parliament and the EU political model as a whole.

Keywords: European Parliament, Trialogue, Conciliation, Eastern enlargement, new Member States

Suggested Citation

Dumbrovsky, Tomas, Shadowy Legislating: Conciliation in the Sixth and Seventh European Parliament (March 9, 2012). UACES Conference Paper. Brugges 2010 (updated version 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2019349 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2019349

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Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law ( email )

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