Codecision procedure

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Codecision procedure

introduced by the Treaty of Maastricht it gives the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT the power to adopt instruments jointly with the Council of the EUROPEAN UNION.
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The near-universal application of co-decision is something of a revolution because it makes Parliament a veritable co-legislator.
Numerous regulations have to be updated or brought into line with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), particularly concerning the sharing of competences by the different EU institutions and co-decision rules.
Since co-decision was introduced, "Council has had to learn to deal with the European Parliament as an equal player.
The EU included in its beginning an advisory parliamentary assembly that gradually converted to direct elections and co-decision powers.
Co-decision powers are those the mayor shares with the council, notably the power to make the local authority's annual budget and its policy framework documents.
Valean, backed by other ITRE MEPs, is arguing for full use of co-decision in discussion of the European Commission proposal for a regulation on notification of energy infrastructure investment projects.
The European Parliament, which has co-decision powers, still has to have a final say on the matter.
Co-decision is the result of a long process in European integration.
One of the key innovations of the TFEU is the introduction of co-decision for all decisions under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), apart from the setting of annual fishing opportunities or quotas (Articles 43.
The Swedish Presidency aims to reach political agreement on three main co-decision proposals, namely, the proposed Directive on the energy performance of buildings (2008/0223(COD), the proposed Directive on energy labelling energy related products (2008/0222(COD) and the proposed Directive on labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters (2008/0221(COD).
Another solution, also acceptable under the code of conduct on co-decision negotiations, would be an agreement via the negotiating teams and the coordinators of the political groups.
It was a huge dossier and the European Parliament was for the first time involved as co-legislator on the CAP reform under the co-decision procedure.