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Hats off to the House of Commons.Earlier today it grasped the nettle and employed the Lisbon Treaty’s ‘yellow card’ procedure for the first time (if nine national parliaments object to a proposal from the Commission on ‘subsidiarity’ grounds, within an…

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Illusionary democracy?

We’ve looked at this issue before, but the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag, yesterday supported its finance committee in protesting against the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive, which would oblige member state…

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This could be interesting

Do you remember all that talk about how national parliaments would be strenghtened under the Lisbon Treaty (something which the pro-Lisbon camp continuously banged on about, presenting it as a ‘fact’, when in reality it’s anything but)?We’ve looked at …

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