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.
A local-authority elected mayor has what are deemed exclusive" powers or "co-decision" powers which are defined in the Local Government (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000.
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.
Instead of four members on the 16-member panel, ministers granted the Commission only one because the board "should secure the highest standards of competence and the broadest possible geographic distribution within the EU." Clearly disappointed, the Commission said yesterday: "Further reflection on this matter should lead to an acceptable convergence of the views of the different institutions in the subsequent stages of the legislative process." 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.
The EP clearly spelled out the elements of the regulation to be managed under the ordinary legislative procedure, in which the Council and Parliament act as co-legislators (co-decision), or under delegated acts and/or implementing acts entrusted to the European Commission.
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.