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ComitologyDelegation of Powers in the European Union and the Committee System$
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Carl Fredrik Bergström

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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The Years of Entrenchment

The Years of Entrenchment

(p.185) 4 The Years of Entrenchment

Carl Fredrik Bergström

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This chapter covers the period 1985 to 2000 and the development of the committee system during the years that saw the old Community transform into a European Union. The exact nature of the new Union was far from clear but was something which had to be discussed and specified after it had come into existence. No one fought harder than the European Parliament. Once it was given what it had always asked for — a real right to participate in the legislative process — it immediately used that right to get more, and soon the European Union was ravaged by an inter-institutional battle. A breeding ground for this battle was found in the so-called Comitology Decision and the ‘constitutional’ arrangement for exercise of implementing powers that had resulted from the 1985 reform of the Treaty.

Keywords:   comitology, European Union, Comitology Decision

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