Supplementary memorandum from Sir William
PREPARING FOR 1996 AND A LARGER EUROPEAN
UNION P LUDLOW AND N ERSB'LL,
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 superfluousbut expensiveor it
would be effective and potentially stultifying . . .
EUROPEAN BUSINESS JOURNAL, VOLUME 13, ISSUE
2, 2001 [THE TREATY OF NICE], STANLEY CROSSICK
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
Chairman, Belmont Research Centre, Brussels. Back