The European Parliament in the Post-Crisis Era: An Institution Empowered on Paper Only?

15 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2018

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Diane Fromage

Maastricht University - Department of International and European Law

Date Written: June 4, 2018

Abstract

Following the adoption of Eurocrisis Law, the European Parliament (EP) has been strongly empowered in the Economic and Monetary Union. It may intervene mostly in three ways: by the means of control mechanisms around Euro summits, during Economic Dialogues and in the framework of the European Parliamentary Week and the Interparliamentary conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance. An analysis of the practice reveals however that thus far this empowerment has remained largely theoretical; The EP could still better exploit the potential of its newly attributed capacities. The reform proposals currently under discussion were found to bear some potential if adequately used, despite being (still) of a soft nature like the ones currently existing.

Keywords: European Parliament, Euro crisis, accountability

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Fromage, Diane, The European Parliament in the Post-Crisis Era: An Institution Empowered on Paper Only? (June 4, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3190608 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3190608

Diane Fromage (Contact Author)

Maastricht University - Department of International and European Law ( email )

Maastricht
Netherlands

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