The EU Conciliation Committee - One Or Several Principals?
Title: The EU Conciliation Committee - One Or Several Principals?
Author: RASMUSSEN, Anne
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Citation: European Union Politics, 2008, 9, 1, 87-113
Since the introduction of the co-decision legislative procedure, the EU has had the possibility to resort to a Conciliation Committee made up of representatives from the European Parliament and the Council to reconcile differences between the two bodies. This article assesses whether the members of this committee have an incentive to take advantage of their ability to present take-it-or-leave-it offers to their parent bodies by examining whether they are representative of their full body and/ or whether they represent other interests inside or outside their legislative body. It concludes that the EU Conciliation Committee is generally representative of its parent bodies and that the option to go to conciliation is not a risky tool for them to reach agreement.
Subject: co-decision; conciliation committee; European parliament
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