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European Parliaments and EU Economic Governance

These articles examine the effects that the new structure of European Union economic governance has had on the European Parliament and the parliaments of the member states. Edoardo Bressanelli and Nicola Chelotti write that the European Parliament’s limited influence in economic matters came about because of the dominant role member states still play. The authors bring to light the strategies used to curb the EP’s influence. Ben Crum reviews the effects of the new structure on both the European Parliament and national parliaments. Crum contends that this system undermines parliamentary control generally, leaving national parliaments on the “losing side” of the struggle to control economic decision-making. Read more here and here.