The parliamentary election of Jean-Claude Juncker as the Commission president re-launched the debate on the parliamentary transformation of the EU. The article critically discusses the argument that EU can or should become a parliamentary federation. Based on the analytical distinction between federation by aggregation and by disaggregation, and assuming the EU as a species of the former type, the article shows the difficulty of adopting a parliamentary government at the horizontal level because of the demographic asymmetry and cultural differentiation between the EU Member States. The constraints on adopting a parliamentary government are reflected in the Lisbon Treaty. But, also with a change of the Treaty, parliamentary government in the EU would be obstructed by inter-institutional and structural dilemmas.

The European Union and the Puzzle of Parliamentary Government / Fabbrini, Sergio. - In: REVUE D'INTÉGRATION EUROPÉENNE = JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION. - ISSN 0703-6337. - 37:5(2015), pp. 571-586. [10.1080/07036337.2015.1019877]

The European Union and the Puzzle of Parliamentary Government

FABBRINI, SERGIO
2015

Abstract

The parliamentary election of Jean-Claude Juncker as the Commission president re-launched the debate on the parliamentary transformation of the EU. The article critically discusses the argument that EU can or should become a parliamentary federation. Based on the analytical distinction between federation by aggregation and by disaggregation, and assuming the EU as a species of the former type, the article shows the difficulty of adopting a parliamentary government at the horizontal level because of the demographic asymmetry and cultural differentiation between the EU Member States. The constraints on adopting a parliamentary government are reflected in the Lisbon Treaty. But, also with a change of the Treaty, parliamentary government in the EU would be obstructed by inter-institutional and structural dilemmas.
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