The Legislative Powers and Impact of the European Parliament

21 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2003

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Andreas Maurer

University of Innsbruck - Department of Political Science; Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit - Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Abstract

This article investigates the impact of the legislative powers of the European Parliament (EP), particularly the co-decision procedure. After explaining the development of the legislative procedures, the article analyses the extent to which the different procedures have been used since their creation. It then considers how growing legislative power has affected the EP's internal development, how far the EP has been able to influence EU legislation, and whether EP involvement in legislation has enhanced or impeded the efficiency of the EU legislative process. The article concludes by considering possible areas for further reform of the EP's role in the EU's legislative system.

Suggested Citation

Maurer, Andreas, The Legislative Powers and Impact of the European Parliament. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 41, pp. 227-247, April 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=416640

Andreas Maurer (Contact Author)

University of Innsbruck - Department of Political Science ( email )

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Innsbruck, Tirol 6020
Austria

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Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit - Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik ( email )

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10719 Berlin
Germany

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