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From the 2002 CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY [PDF]
PART ONE

PRINCIPLES

Article 11

2. ... When enhanced cooperation relates to an area covered by the procedure referred to in Article 251 [this refers to the codecision procedure] of this Treaty, the assent of the European Parliament shall be required [otherwise the EP is simply consultative].

TITLE VII

ECONOMIC AND MONETARY POLICY

CHAPTER 2

MONETARY POLICY

Article 105

6. The Council may, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission and after consulting the ECB and after receiving the assent of the European Parliament, confer upon the ECB specific tasks concerning policies relating to the prudential supervision of credit institutions and other financial institutions with the exception of insurance undertakings.

Article 107

5. Articles 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 17, 18, 19.1, 22, 23, 24, 26, 32.2, 32.3, 32.4, 32.6, 33.1(a) and 36 of the Statute of the ESCB may be amended by the Council, acting either by a qualified majority on a recommendation from the ECB and after consulting the Commission or unanimously on a proposal from the Commission and after consulting the ECB. In either case, the assent of the European Parliament shall be required.

TITLE XVII
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COHESION

Article 161
Without prejudice to Article 162 [according to which codecision applies], the Council, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission and after obtaining the assent of the European Parliament and consulting the Economic and Social  Committee and the Committee of the Regions, shall define the tasks, priority objectives and the organisation of the Structural Funds, which may involve grouping the Funds. The Council, acting by the same procedure, shall also define the general rules applicable to them and the provisions necessary to ensure their effectiveness and the coordination of the Funds with one another and with the other existing Financial Instruments.

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From 1 January 2007, the Council shall act by a qualified majority on a proposal from the Commission after obtaining the assent of the European Parliament and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions if, by that date, the multiannual financial perspective applicable from 1 January 2007 and the Interinstitutional Agreement relating thereto have been adopted. If such is not the case, the procedure laid down by this paragraph shall apply from the date of their adoption.

The EP can pass a Motion of Censure of the Commission by 2/3 majority (article 201).

The EP approves the Council's nomination of the President of the Commission, and separately approves the composition of the commission as a whole (article 214).

The EP amends each year's budget proposal by the Council and has the final word on it (article 272). It also controls expenditure under an automatic extension of a year's budget into the following year if no budget has been approved. It also "discharges" the Commission on the implementation of the budget (article 276).

The EP approves actions taken according to article 310 [referring to the European Community entering international treaties itself]

I think this answer the diary's question re: [something2].

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 14th, 2008 at 05:31:15 AM EST
From the CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION [PDF]:
  • The parliament can propose and must approve the Council's declaration that a member state is in breach of the treaties (Article 7)
  • The parliament approves the Council's acceptance of a new member's accession application.
The rest is consultative.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 14th, 2008 at 06:17:02 AM EST
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The Codecision procedure (article 251 of the EC Treaty) covers:
  • development of "nondiscrimination on grounds of nationality" (Article 12) or "sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation" (Article 13)
  • development of "freedom of movement" (Article 18) "freedom to work" (Article 40 and Social Security provisions under Article 42), "freedom of Establishment" (Articles 43-47)
  • some of the development of visas, asylum and immigration policy.
  • common transport policy (Article 71)
  • harmonization of national law for for the internal market (Article 95)
  • cross-border cooperation on employment (Article 129) - not including harmonization of laws
  • customs cooperation (Article 135)
  • protection of workers whose contract is terminated, collective bargaining, employment of 3rd-party nationals (Article 137)
  • gender equality in employment (Article 141) including equal pay
  • "European Social Fund" (Article 148)
  • Incentives for quality of education (Article 149) and vocational training (Article 150), excluding legal harmonization
  • cultural policy (Article 151) also without legal harmonization
  • health protection (Article 152)
  • "measures which support, supplement and monitor the" consumer protection "policy pursued by the Member States" (Article 153)
  • "trans-European networks in the areas of transport, telecommunications and energy infra-
structures" (Article 156)
  • Industrial competitiveness (Article 157)
  • Actions additional to the "Structural Funds" for "Social Cohesion" (Article 159)
  • Regional Development Fund (Article 162)
  • Research Framework Programme (Article 166) and additional actions on research (Article 172)
  • Environment policy (Article 175)
  • Development Cooperation (Article 179)
  • European-level political parties (Article 191)
  • Freedom of Information (Article 255)
  • Fraud prevention (Article 280)
  • Production of Statistics (Article 285)
  • Data protection (Article 286)
  • International treaties (Article 300)

Note that in all of these codecision areas it's either the council or the commission that has initiative.

Here's one thing that could be demanded (for [something1] in the diary)
* On "VISAS, ASYLUM, IMMIGRATION AND OTHER POLICIES RELATED TO FREE
MOVEMENT OF PERSONS": Article 67 autorizes the Council to place "all or parts of the areas covered by this title" under the codecision procedure

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 14th, 2008 at 06:55:18 AM EST
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Article 252 also regulates codecision. Matters subject to codecision under article 252 include:
  • "Multilateral surveillance" of economic matters (Article 99)
  • Limitation of liability between the EC and the member states, or among them (103).
  • Harmonisation of technical specifications of Euro coins (Article 106)

The following had to be instituted by application of Article 252 before 1994. I am not sure what it is prohibiting.
Article 102
1. Any measure, not based on prudential considerations, establishing privileged access by
Community institutions or bodies, central governments, regional, local or other public authorities,
other bodies governed by public law, or public undertakings of Member States to financial institutions,
shall be prohibited.



When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 14th, 2008 at 09:17:57 AM EST
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