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The Legislative Process in the European Community : Studies in Transnational Economic Law - Philip Raworth

The Legislative Process in the European Community

Studies in Transnational Economic Law

Paperback Published: May 1993
ISBN: 9789065446909
Number Of Pages: 140

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This book gives a comprehensive, yet practical account of the legislative process in the European Community from the inception of the idea To The final enactment of the legislation. The internal structure of the institutions involved in this process -- primarily, The Commission, European Parliament, Economic and Social Committee and Council -- is analysed in a clear, thoughtful manner that enables the reader to understand each institution's particular characteristics and its role in the legislative procedure. Controversial issues surrounding the operation of these institutions are discussed, and solutions are offered that are based both on actual practice and a theoretical appreciation of the dynamics of the procedures involved. Particular emphasis is placed on the way in which these institutions interact during the legislative process. The book also deals in detail with the consequences of the Treaty on European Union And The recent Edinburgh summit For The legislative process of the Community and its institutional framework. it analyses the new procedures that are introduced, In particular, The Co-decision Procedure And The principle of subsidiarity. The effect of the Maastricht reforms on the position within the legislative process of the European Parliament and their contribution towards resolving the problem of the 'democratic deficit' are also considered.

Acknowledgment
Introductionp. 1
The European Community and European Unionp. 1
Legislative Power and the Communityp. 9
The Legislative Process of the Community: An Overviewp. 15
Stage 1: The Commission Proposalp. 19
Structure of the Commissionp. 19
Operation of the Commissionp. 22
Initiation of Council Legislationp. 24
Stage 2: The First Consultationsp. 37
The European Parliamentp. 37
The Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC)p. 56
Other Consultationsp. 60
Reaction of the Commissionp. 62
Stage 3: The Council's First Round - Common Position Or Legislative Actp. 65
Structure of the Councilp. 65
Operation of the Councilp. 69
The Council as a Community Institutionp. 76
The Council's First Readingp. 78
Stage 4: The Second Roundp. 83
The Second Reading by the European Parliamentp. 83
Supplementary Opinionsp. 92
The Commission's Reactionp. 92
The Council's Second Reading and Final Dispositionp. 99
The Commission as Legislatorp. 111
Introductionp. 111
Secondary Legislation of the Commissionp. 111
Tertiary Legislation of the Commissionp. 112
Conclusionp. 115
The Interplay Between the Community Institutions in the Enactment of Council Legislationp. 115
The Democratic Deficit in the Communityp. 120
A Few Words on Lobbyingp. 126
Table 1. Traditional Procedurep. 129
Table 2. Cooperation Procedurep. 139
Table 3. Co-Decision Procedurep. 143
Table 4. Consultationsp. 145
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ISBN: 9789065446909
ISBN-10: 9065446907
Series: Studies in Transnational Economic Law
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: May 1993
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.24