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The story of the first ‘yellow card’ shows that national parliaments can act together to influence EU policy

Cooper, Ian (2015) The story of the first ‘yellow card’ shows that national parliaments can act together to influence EU policy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The Treaty of Lisbon introduced a so called ‘yellow card’ system under which national parliaments can force the European Commission to review an EU legislative proposal if one third of parliaments issue an objection. As Ian Cooper writes, the yellow card system was initially treated with scepticism by some commentators on the basis that it would be difficult for parliaments to co-ordinate sufficiently to meet the one-third threshold. He argues, however, that the experience of the first use of the procedure in May 2012 illustrates the potential for parliaments to act together and exercise real influence over EU policy-making.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71289

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