The Power of Initiative of the European Commission: A Progressive Erosion?
At a time when the adoption of a new Treaty is relaunching the debate on the functioning of the EU, this study by Notre Europe analyses the exercise of the power of legislative initiative by the Commission, which is a key element of the “Community Method”. Written by Paolo Ponzano, Costanza Hermanin and Daniela Corona, this study is the third in a series devoted to European institutions. It enables to answer two essential political issues: how has the exercise of the power of legislative initiative by the European Commission evolved over the years?; Has the role of the European Commission as initiator of legislative proposals really been eroded over time ?