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How the EU Institutions work and How to work with the EU Institutions Alan Hardacre

How the EU Institutions work and How to work with the EU Institutions

Alan Hardacre

Published June 2011
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389 pages
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This book provides a practical step-by-step guide for anyone wanting to understand, study, or work with the EU institutions and decision-making. How are EU laws made – and how can their making be influenced at a practical level? And what has been theMoreThis book provides a practical step-by-step guide for anyone wanting to understand, study, or work with the EU institutions and decision-making. How are EU laws made – and how can their making be influenced at a practical level? And what has been the impact of changes brought about by the Treaty of Lisbon?“A very insightful tool for citizens, political and private actors”. Maroš Šefčovič - Vice-President of the European Commission“This book is very much to be welcomed as a first... a real nuts and bolts approach to how the EU legislative process functions.” Diana Wallis MEP - former Vice-President of the European ParliamentThe book is designed to provide a comprehensive FOUNDATION TEXT for students, libraries and practitioners alike and is UP-TO-DATE with the range of KEY CHANGES introduced under the Treaty of Lisbon. Written by a team of EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS, including public affairs professionals, led by Alan Hardacre of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, the book is packed with EASY-TO-FOLLOW figures and diagrams.Recommended for...Academic courses on EU institutions and decision-makingLibraries fielding queries on how the EU worksOfficials of the EU institutions needing a comprehensive ready referenceEU public affairs professionalsLaw firms in the EU arenaNGOs and citizen groups that need to deal with the EU institutionsNational and regional governments involved in influencing and implementing EU legislationCandidates for EPSO exams wanting to improve their knowledge for assessment and interviewsCONTENTS:SECTION 1 – HOW THE EU INSTITUTIONS WORK1. The European Commission2. The Council of the EU and the European Council3. The European Parliament4. Other EU Institutions and BodiesSECTION 2 – HOW EU DECUISION-MAKING WORKS5. The Ordinary Legislative procedure: New Codecision6. Delegated and Implementing Acts: “New Comitology”SECTION 3 – HOW TO WORK WITH THE EU INSTITUTIONS & DECISION-MAKING7. European information sources on the Internet8. Ethics and Transparency in the EU9. Practical Guide to Working with the EU Institutions10. Practical Guide to Working with EU Decision-Making11. Conclusion – Designing a Successful EU Lobbying CampaignFull index400 pages.June 2011