European Parliament
in action
Highlights 1999-2004

Parliament - an overview
Reform of the EU
Before and after Nice
The Convention
The EU institutions
Policy areas
Citizens' rights
Justice and home affairs
External relations
Environment /
Consumer protection
Transport / Regional policy
Agriculture / Fisheries
and monetary policy
Employment and social policy / Women's rights
Internal market / Industry / Energy / Research

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Reforming the Union to make a success of enlargement
The European Parliament is concluding this legislature as it began it in 1999: in the hope, and expectation, of a radical reform of the EU. The Amsterdam Treaty, which came into force just before the ...
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A Convention to rethink the way Europe works
After half a century of "building Europe", the institutions and policies of the European Union have become a complex labyrinth in which many people tend to lose their way. Between February 2002 and Ju...
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The future face of the EU institutions
The European Parliament adopted the draft Constitution by slightly more than a two-thirds majority. MEPs, like national MPs, made a key contribution to the outcome of the Convention and they had no wi...
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Who does what? A clearer allocation of roles
Is the European Union, as some claim, an anonymous and remote superstate which confers on itself the power to conduct policy in the place of the Member States?  No. The Union carries out the po...
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  Publishing deadline: 2 April 2004