Search Results

1 - 8 of 8 items :

  • "interparliamentary conferences" x
Clear All
From procedural disagreement to joint scrutiny? The Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance

Abstract

The provision of Article 13 TSCG to create an Interparliamentary Conference was the starting point for long discussions after which national parliaments and the European Parliament eventually reached a compromise. This article pursues a two-fold objective: It first examines the different phases of interparliamentary negotiations from 2012 to 2015. On the basis of a distinction between three competing models for interparliamentary cooperation, the article shows that the two models of EP-led scrutiny and creating a collective parliamentary counterweight did not prevail: Parliaments agreed that the new Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance (SECG) would follow the ‘standard’ interparliamentary conference (COSAC model). In terms of national parliaments’ actual participation, the lowest common denominator compromise has not changed the numbers of participating MPs: Attendance records are stable over time, the size of national delegations continues to vary and participating MPs are still twice as likely to be members of Budget or Finance committees than to be members of European affairs committees.

Open access
The Contribution of COSAC to Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny in the EU: A Practitioner’s View

Abstract

COSAC has played an active role in fostering and developing interparliamentary he central question addressed here is to assess whether COSAC is currently structured to allow NPs to obtain more information and access to the policy and decision-making circuits at EU level and, therefore, if NPs are benefiting from COSAC or are they, on the contrary, lagging behind and lost amidst so many interparliamentary meetings?

It is argued that COSAC occupies a key role in the multipolarised system of with the “global picture” and therefore in a unique position to bring coherence to the overall system. This paper therefore aims at putting forward some ideas and approaches regarding the role of COSAC in the effectiveness of interparliamentary cooperation, covering not only its present proceedings and output, but also some thoughts for further reflection on the future strengthening of COSAC.

Open access
A comparison of existing forums for interparliamentary cooperation in the EU and some lessons for the future

commentary , Springer, Heidelberg, 1529-1634. • Cooper Ian, 2014, ‘Parliamentary Oversight of the EU after the Crisis: On the Creation of the “Article 13” Interparliamentary Conference’, LUISS Guido Carli School of Government Working Paper No. SOG-WP21/2014 . • Cooper Ian, 2017, ‘The emerging order of interparliamentary cooperation in the post-Lisbon EU’, in Jančić Davor (ed), National parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty and the Euro crisis. Resilience or resignation? , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 227-246. • Cooper Ian, forthcoming, ‘The Inter

Open access
Transnational Parliamentarism and the Dynamics of the IPC CFSP/CSDP: Policy-making, Accountability and Cooperation

/SRO-Kundig, Geneva. • Buttler Graham, 2015, ‘The Interparliamentary Conference on the CFSP/CSDP: A new forum for the Oireachtas in Irish and EU foreign policy?’, Irish Studies in International Affairs , XXVI: 163-186. • Cofelice Andrea and Stavridis Stelios, 2014, ‘The European Parliament as an International Parliamentary Institution (IPI)’, European Foreign Affairs Review , XIX(2): 145-178. • Crum Ben and Fossum John Erik, 2009, ‘The Multilevel Parliamentary Field: a framework for theorizing representative democracy in the EU’, European Political Science

Open access
A New Form of Democratic Oversight in the EU: The Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group for Europol

‘Article 13 Conference’ on Economic Governance’, Comparative European Politics , XIV(2): 196–214. • Cooper Ian, 2016b, ‘The Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance (the “Article 13 Conference”),’ in Lupo Nicola and Fasone Cristina (eds), Interparliamentary Cooperation in the Composite European Constitution , Hart Publishing, Oxford, 247-267. • Cooper Ian, 2015, ‘The Nordic Parliaments and the EU,’ in Caroline Howard Grøn, Peter Nedergaard and Anders Wivel (eds), Still the other European Community? The Nordic

Open access
A ‘second youth’ for the EU Speakers’ Conference? A critical appraisal of its ‘quasi-constitutional’ role

-130. • Cannizzaro Enzo, 2009, ‘Il ruolo dei Parlamenti nazionali nel processo di integrazione europea: in margine ad uno scritto inedito di Leopoldo Elia’, Il diritto dell’Unione europea , XIV(2): 457-464. • Cooper Ian, 2014, ‘Parliamentary oversight of the EU after the crisis: on the creation of the «Article 13» interparliamentary Conference’, LUISS SOG Working Papers, 21/2014. • Cooper Ian, 2016, ‘The Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (the “Article 13 Conference”)’, in Lupo Nicola and Fasone

Open access
Inter-parliamentary cooperation as a means for reinforcing joint scrutiny in the EU: upgrading existing mechanisms and creating new ones

, ‘Executive-legislative relations and inter-parliamentary cooperation in federal systems – lessons for the European Union’, Journal of European Public Policy , XXIV(4): 520-543. • Brack Nathalie, 2015, ‘The roles of Eurosceptic Members of the European Parliament and their implications for the EU’, International Political Science Review , XXXVI(3): 337–350. • Butler Graham, 2015, ‘The Interparliamentary Conference on CFSP/CSDP: A new forum for the Oireachtas in Irish and EU foreign policy?’, Irish Studies in International Affairs , XXVI: 163

Open access
Inter-parliamentary Cooperation in the EU and outside the Union: Distinctive Features and Limits of the European Experience

’, Ethics and International Affairs , XVII(1): 69-80. • Wouters Jan and Raube Kolja, 2012, ‘Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy: The Case for Inter-Parliamentary Scrutiny’, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies Working Paper 90: 1-23. • Wouters Jan and Raube Kolja, 2016, ‘The Interparliamentary Conference on Common Forieng and Security Policy: A Quest for Democratic Accountability in EU Security Governance’, in Lupo Nicola and Fasone Cristina (eds), Interparliamentary cooperation in the composite European Constitution , Hart Publishing, Oxford

Open access