<b>Legislative Powers and the Single European Act</b>

Berthold Rittberger

in Building Europe's Parliament

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199273423
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602764 | DOI:
 							Legislative Powers and the Single European Act

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Focuses on the third landmark decision in the history of the empowerment of the European Parliament, the decision by the member state governments to delegate legislative powers to the European Parliament that became effective with the adoption of the Single European Act (SEA). In this context, the chapters also sheds light on the question why the European Parliament had to wait until the mid-1980s to be bestowed with legislative decision-making power.

Keywords: cooperation procedure; legislative powers; qualified majority voting; Single European Act

Chapter.  13667 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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