Les états membres de l'ue et la commission prodi

Kassim, Hussein and Menon, A. (2004) Les états membres de l'ue et la commission prodi. In: The Changing European Commission. Manchester University Press, pp. 89-104. ISBN 0719067774

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Abstract

The relationship between the member states and the Commission is at the heart of the EU's institutional structure and at the centre of debates about the European Union. How the power of the Commission changes over time, reflecting, and at the same time contributing to, a shifting balance between supranational and intergovernmental elements, is no less important. This article contends that the decline of the Commission, already in progress when Prodi assumed his responsibilities as its President, has continued apace since the autumn of 1999. The decline of the Commission has serious implications not only for the institution itself, but for the Union as a whole and for integration in the future. In an enlarged Union, where the European Council and the Council of the European Union are likely to become even more cumbersome and unwieldy, the Commission will be the only institution capable of playing the stabilising and coordinating role that an even more complex system will require.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 14:56
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 15:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/8833
DOI: 10.3917/rfsp.534.0491

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