The Department of European Political and Governance Studies is proud to announce the publication of the book The European Parliament in times of EU crisis – Dynamics and Transformations edited by our director Prof. Dr Olivier COSTA with a foreword of the President of the European Parliament, Antonio TAJANI.
In view of the upcoming European Parliament elections, we consider it of great importance that we focus on the evolution in the most democratic EU institution, in order to shed some light on the ways the European Parliament transformed and strengthened its place in the EU policy-making process. A special thanks goes to the European Parliament and the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) and all the experts that contributed to the development of this book.
"This book assesses the changes that have occurred within the European Parliament and its external relations since the Lisbon treaty (2009) and the last European elections (2014). It is undoubtedly the institution that has evolved the most since the 1950's. Despite the crisis experiences by European integration in the last years, the Parliament is still undergoing important changes in its formal competences, its influence on policy-making, its relations with other EU institutions, its internal organisation and its internal political dynamics. Every contribution analyses the most recent aspects of these evolutions and addresses overlooked topics, providing an overview of the current state of play which challenges the mainstream intergovernmental approach of the EU".