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(p. 155) 11. The European Parliament 

(p. 155) 11. The European Parliament
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(p. 155) 11. The European Parliament
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Charlotte Burns

DOI:
10.1093/hepl/9780198708933.003.0011
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date: 20 March 2019

This chapter examines the role of the European Parliament (EP) within the European Union's system of governance. It also considers the function and operation of the EP by focusing on three key areas of importance: the legislative work of the Parliament, its internal politics, and its representative role as a link between the electorate and EU decision-making processes. The chapter first charts the evolution of the EP before discussing its budgetary and legislative powers, along with its advocacy for constitutional change to bring Europe closer to its citizens. It then discusses the influence and internal politics of the EP as well as elections to the EP, noting that national parliaments are now able to block proposed EU legislation. It also describes the principal challenges facing the EP.

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