Contributions to the International Conference "Perspectives of Business Law in the Third Millennium</I>, November 2, 2012, Bucharest
Edited By Catalin-Silviu Sararu
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND PERSPECTIVES IN THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS LAW AT EUROPEAN UNION LEVEL
Special Procedures for the Adoption of EU Legal Acts Lecturer Ioana-Nely MILITARU1 Abstract The article is divided into three parts and Conclusions. The first part summarises institutions in EU legislative decision-making positions in the establishment of the European Communi- ties, while part two addresses the procedures for adopting legal acts in their evolution. The third part presents the ordinary, special procedures and legal procedures for adopting non- legislative acts. Findings highlight how the Lisbon Treaty introduced new elements to the procedure. Keywords: institution, ordinary procedure (co-decision), special procedures, decision making, legislative, advisory, cooperation, conciliation, consultation. 1. Institutions in EU decision-making positions In the European Union, the process of adopting legal acts, and legislative or non-legislative decision-making – the so-called decision2 process – mainly in- volves the European Parliament and the Council, Commission, European Coun- cil, while the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Re- gions play an advisory role. Since the establishment of the Community, the legislative powers of Parlia- ment have evolved from their initial advisory role. Since the introduction of the “budgetary treaties” in 1970 and 1975, in- volvement in the budgetary procedure has progressed, and budgeting compe- tence in the European Company is now shared with the Council as specified in Art. 203 of the Treaty of the European Economic Community (TEC). By intro- ducing the cooperation procedure in Article 6, the Single European Act (SEA) recognised the competence to adopt laws. The introduction of the co-decision procedure in the Maastricht Treaty (TMs) gave the European...
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