<b>The Origins of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community</b>

Berthold Rittberger

in Building Europe's Parliament

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199273423
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602764 | DOI:
 							The Origins of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community

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The first of four empirical chapters sheds light on the decision of the six founding member states of the ECSC to create the Common Assembly of the ECSC, the forerunner of the European Parliament. This chapter will also address the question why the founding states decided to bestow the newly created assembly with the right to censure the supranational High Authority, but deny it budgetary or legislative powers.

Keywords: accountability; Common Assembly; European Coal and Steel Community; High Authority

Chapter.  16965 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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