Guardians of subsidiarity: National parliaments strive to control EU decision-making

Author
Kaisa Korhonen
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The Lisbon Treaty encourages national parliaments to jointly forge a new node in the EU institutional architecture. National parliaments are given the right to control certain aspects of EU decision-making without the involvement of member state governments. Most importantly, national parliaments share the responsibility for ensuring that the subsidiarity principle is respected in all legislative matters of the Union.
Topic
Regional Cooperation, Treaties and Agreements, Governance
Political Geography
Europe