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Comitology: Delegation of Powers in the European Union and the Committee System

Carl Fredrik Bergström


In almost all fields of cooperation that are covered by the EC Treaty, the formal competence to adopt legislation has been assigned to the Council (which must normally collaborate with the European Parliament), and in order to separate powers, the formal competence to prepare the necessary proposals (the right to initiate legislation), has been assigned to the European Commission. Over the years, however, it has become clear that the reality is far more complex. This book examines the fact that the Council is now passing an increasing part of the responsibility for adopting legislation to the ... More

Keywords: EC Treaty, legislation, European Parliament, European Commission, comitology, national governments, European Council, European Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280018
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280018.001.0001


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Carl Fredrik Bergström, author

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