This book explains the state of the art in the European Parliament. It considers the future options available to the Parliament and the kinds of reform that it is likely to seek, and examines the historical evolution of the Groups within the Parliament.
Table of Contents
Dedication -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The Framework -- The Parliament in context -- How it is elected -- Where, when and in quale lingua -- The Actors and Working Structures -- The individual members -- The Political Groups -- Leadership structures -- The Parliamentary committees -- Plenary sessions -- Intergroups -- The Parliament secretariat -- The Powers of the Parliament -- The Parliament and legislation -- The budgetary role -- Scrutiny and control -- A forum and channel for communication -- Parliament and constitutional change -- Conclusion -- Perspectives for the future -- Appendices -- European Parliament Elections -- Contact Details of Parliament Offices -- Who are the MEPs?
Francis Jacobs, Richard Corbett, Michael Shackleton