Domesticating the Democratic Deficit? The Role of National Parliaments and Parties in the EU’s System of Governance

  title={Domesticating the Democratic Deficit? The Role of National Parliaments and Parties in the EU’s System of Governance},
  author={Richard Bellamy and Sandra Kr{\"o}ger},
  journal={Parliamentary Affairs},
The Lisbon Treaty (LT) grounds the European Union (EU) in the principles of political equality and representative democracy. It also acknowledges the role national parliaments play in realizing these norms within the EU’s system of governance - the first time they have been mentioned in the main body of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) - and introduced the Early Warning Mechanism (EWM) as a means for national parliaments (NPs) to be involved in EU policymaking. This article analyses the… 
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