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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He also reported that its processing, given that it is done through a codecision procedure, is long, other plans negotiated previously have needed about a year and a half to be approved.
In the next section, the formal policy-making phase of the Six-Pack, under the codecision procedure, is analysed.
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. This has altered profoundly the way in which Single Market policy is made.
The acts were adopted by the Consultation or Codecision Procedure. To capture political importance and controversy within the bargaining process acts were selected that had been covered by news reports in European Voice or were treated as controversial in the databank Agence Europe.
(6) Note that EP has powers in the codecision procedure. It is, however, only seemingly an equal co-decider with CM due to different internal decision-making rules in these two bodies.
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. In contrast, the Commission's legislative agenda-setting powers are far more limited than they were in the immediate post-SEA era.
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 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.