Amazon.com description: Product Description
: What Next for the European Parliament? Suggests what the MEPs elected in June 1999 should be doing to strengthen the future of European parliamentary democracy. Drawing on his unique research into the parliament's use of its existing powers, Andreas maurer suggests a programme of reform to the working conditions, rules and procedures od the parliament as well as to the European Parliamet's conduct of the critical relationship withnthe Council and Commision. maurer's work is based on a detailed study of the co-decision, cooperation and consultation procedures in whch ithe parliament finds itself involved. The battle for control of executive authority ibn the European Union is highlighted. The author points out the deficiencies as well as strengths of the present set-up, and makes proposals about how the parliament's enhanced powers under the Treaty of Amsterdam can best be exploited. No parliamentarian, official or journalist can afford to be without this manual of good practice for the European Parliament.