The extent of the EP's competence in Common Security and Defence Policy

13-09-2022 - 12:17 SEDE
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The extent of the EP's competence in CSDP © Image compilation (license Adobe Stock & European Union, 2022)

Until now, the formal role of the EP in CSDP has not been thoroughly analysed or recalibrated in order to adapt to the EU's rapidly-changing security environment. This in-depth analysis, requested by the SEDE subcommittee, reviews the way in which parliamentary prerogatives set out in EU law are put into practice, and questions whether this is compatible with the Union’s general principles of democracy, sincere cooperation, and institutional balance.