The Power of the European Parliament as a Conditional Agenda Setter

  title={The Power of the European Parliament as a Conditional Agenda Setter},
  author={George Tsebelis},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={128 - 142}
  • George Tsebelis
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • Economics, Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
The European Parliament under the current cooperation procedure has an important power: it can make proposals that, if accepted by the Commission of the European Communities, are easier for the Council of Ministers to accept than to modify, since only qualified majority is required for acceptance, whereas full unanimity for modification. The importance of this power, which I call the power of the conditional agenda setter, has not been recognized in previous scholarly work. For structural… 

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