Select Committee on European Union Written Evidence


Supplementary memorandum from Sir William Nicoll

PREPARING FOR 1996 AND A LARGER EUROPEAN UNION P LUDLOW AND N ERSB'LL[45], CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES, BRUSSELS 1995. ISBN 92-9079-189-6

  P50  . . . Another idea [alternative to the widespread adoption of the Danish Market Committee] involving the creation of a parliament of parliaments, seems equally undesirable. Either it would be superfluous—but expensive—or it would be effective and potentially stultifying . . .

EUROPEAN BUSINESS JOURNAL, VOLUME 13, ISSUE 2, 2001 [THE TREATY OF NICE], STANLEY CROSSICK[46] ROLE OF NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS IN THE EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE

  . . . Proposals to establish a second chamber composed exclusively of national MPs and to make it the subsidiarity watchdog would introduce a fundamental conflict of interest, rather than creative tension. The in-depth examination should be combined with a re-examination of the roles and working of the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions . . .


45   Respectively, Director of the CEPS, Brussels and former Secretary-General of the Council. Back

46   Chairman, Belmont Research Centre, Brussels. Back


 
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