The Future of the EU – Background Paper
Compromises for expanding ordinary legislative procedure and majority voting in climate and energy policies
Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils et. al. 2019: The Future of the EU. Compromises for expanding ordinary legislative procedure and majority voting in climate and energy policies. Background Paper. Ecologic Institute: Berlin.
The EU adopts essential climate issues – such as carbon taxation – by special legislative procedures. This means that the European Parliament is not an equal co-legislator and the Council decides by unanimous vote, providing each Member State with a veto. This is a problem because the urgency of climate action requires swift and bold EU action. EU climate action cannot afford a governance structure that allows one Member State to hold all others hostage in essential areas of climate action. A new Ecologic paper explores how to address this problem.
Stiftung Mercator, Germany
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Background: Why more ordinary legislative procedure in EU climate policies?
How to expand ordinary legislative process?
Who supports expanding ordinary legislative procedure, who is against it?
Options for compromise: How to strike a balance between effective EU climate action through more ordinary legislative procedures and concerns of national sovereignty
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