Conclusion: From ‘Latecomers’ to ‘Policy Shapers’? — The Role of National Parliaments in the ‘Post-Lisbon’ Union

  • Christine Neuhold
  • Julie Smith

Abstract

For decades, national parliaments saw their powers regularly reduced as governments signed up to ever more European integration. While national parliaments were formally required to vote on such changes and, hence, could technically have blocked them, in practice there was little likelihood that they would do so.1 Time and again competences shifted to the European Union (EU), with the loss of parliamentary oversight being compensated by an increased role for the European Parliament (see, inter alia, Chapter 2, this volume).

Keywords

Europe Expense Arena Defend Romania 

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© Christine Neuhold and Julie Smith 2015

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  • Christine Neuhold
  • Julie Smith

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