The Invisible Transformation of Codecision: Problems of Democratic Legitimacy (2003:7)

The relationship between Council and Parliament within the codecision procedure involves a plethora of informal and semi-formal meetings in which many of the real decisions about legislation are taken, with little scope for public oversight.

In the light of the current debate on the future of European Union, the report will address the question what this informalization of the decision-making process means for the legitimacy of the legislative process.

The report was presented at the seminar Striking the Institutional Balance? and is a part of the research project Strategy 2004.

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