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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With this position, MEPs paved the way to a complete codecision procedure, in two readings.
At the political level, the role of the European Parliament in the decision-making process has been strengthened considerably through successive extensions of the codecision procedure.
We implement the well accepted version of the Consultation Procedure presented by Crombez (1996) and the parliament version of the Codecision Procedure presented and empirically tested by Steunenberg and Selck (2006).
6) Note that EP has powers in the codecision procedure.
5) Arrangements for the transition from a -20% target to -30% if an international agreement is concluded: The automatic mechanism proposed by the Commission is clearly rejected but the mandatory use of a complete codecision procedure is not totally accepted either.
The Parliament is now a powerful legislator, coequal with the Council under the reformed codecision procedure.
Finally, the influence of a prointegrationist EP is not modified in the codecision procedure (Article 189b) because amendments by the EP are treated similarly in both procedures.
The introduction of the rarely used conciliation procedure in the 1970s, the cooperation procedure, assent procedure, and latterly the codecision procedure were similarly justified.
The codecision procedure (Article 251 TEC) was introduced by the Treaty of Maastricht (the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC)) and further strengthened by the Treaties of Amsterdam and Nice.
The first decisions under the codecision procedure in the framework of the common fisheries policy (CFP) - multiannual management plans for anchovy stocks in the Bay of Biscay and horse mackerel in the Atlantic - were adopted by the European Parliament, meeting in plenary in Strasbourg on 24 November.
With the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, there is now a codecision procedure - rather than just simple assent - which gives Parliament the possibility of using its weight to change the Council agreement.
13) In more guarded terms, and with the same overcompensation mechanism in mind, several reports have suggested that the codecision procedure did not hinder EC decision making, stating simply that it "has worked well" and that "expected delays in the processing of legislation did not materialise.