№129: The Best of Both Worlds: The Unexploited Potential of Inter-parliamentary Cooperation in the EU Cover Image

№129: The Best of Both Worlds: The Unexploited Potential of Inter-parliamentary Cooperation in the EU
№129: The Best of Both Worlds: The Unexploited Potential of Inter-parliamentary Cooperation in the EU

Author(s): Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Europe; European Union
Summary/Abstract: During his first visit to Warsaw after re-election as prime minister of the UK, David Cameron found anally in support of one of his ideas to reform the EU. Rafał Trzaskowski, the Polish minister for Europe,speaking on behalf of the Polish government, officially endorsed the British position to strengthennational parliaments in EU policymaking. Yet, the proposals to date either require treaty changes orare merely technical adjustments. In fact, much more could be achieved by enhancing the mechanismsof inter-parliamentary cooperation within the existing scope of the treaties. Although this would playvery well with the current institutional climate of better regulation and more transparency, it alsorequires a genuine political will on the side of EU institutions and Member States, which seem to bethe missing link.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English