The Role and Powers of the European Parliament in the Brexit Process

15-06-2017

This document explores the role and powers of the European Parliament in the Brexit process. It describes the challenges and relevant steps and stages of the process and higlights the significance of agreement(s) to be concluded between the EU and the UK. On that basis, the Parliament’s mandate and powers in substantial terms as well as its involvement in the procedure are outlined. Some options are highlighted to enable the Parliament to adequately fulfil its mandate and play its role in the process. The document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament ́s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

This document explores the role and powers of the European Parliament in the Brexit process. It describes the challenges and relevant steps and stages of the process and higlights the significance of agreement(s) to be concluded between the EU and the UK. On that basis, the Parliament’s mandate and powers in substantial terms as well as its involvement in the procedure are outlined. Some options are highlighted to enable the Parliament to adequately fulfil its mandate and play its role in the process. The document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament ́s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

Externe Autor

Prof. Dr Peter-Tobias STOLL, Institute for International Law and European Law, Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen