The European Parliament: an historical outline

Author/s Eugenio Salvati
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/3 Language Italian
Pages 21 P. 55-75 File size 516 KB
DOI 10.3280/SA2013-003004
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The European Parliament (EP). in its actual profile, is the product of the institutional development process which had characterized the progress of the integration process. The EP importance is strictly connected with the kind of relation between EU institutions and EU citizens: only a strong parliament could better perform the representative function and so provide a major legitimacy to the EU institutions. The aim of the article is to understand if the integration process had lead to a highly institutionalized parliament or if it had only empowered the legislative function of the EP, so neglecting the importance of the relation with the base of the representative institution, the citizens-electors.

Keywords: Parliament, european integration, representation

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Eugenio Salvati, Il Parlamento Europeo: un profilo storico in "RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE" 3/2013, pp 55-75, DOI: 10.3280/SA2013-003004