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Well, the parliament could only do that by using the powers it did have under the constitution so the first step here is to scour the treaties to figure out what power the EP has that it can use to tighten the bolts of the Council and Commission.

Sounds like a good approach.

I have not read the treaty. Do you have good links for where to start?

I should note that a lot of things are encoded in the Parliament's rules of prodedure which the Parliament cannot change by itself but must be changed by agreement with the Council and Commission.

How are the rules enforced? I would imagine by the EP presidency. So electing an EP presidency willing to bend the rules would be an important part of the Manifesto.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Jun 15th, 2008 at 07:19:04 PM EST
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