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By Roger Scully, Rinus van Schendelen

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Who's particularly making ecu legislation and rules? officially, and in response to hottest bills, accountability lies with eu politicians who're without delay elected (MEPs) or ultimately responsible to elected our bodies on the eu or nationwide point (council). In perform, even if, as this booklet exhibits, issues could be very varied. the genuine makers of ecu laws and ideas are usually unelected and much from the general public gaze. This booklet describes and evaluates the function of many such unseen lawmakers, together with fee officers, specialists from nationwide governments and firms, lobbyists, secretaries of the council and others.

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First, it provides the member countries and their civil organisations with an extensive bottom-up linkage system for participation in EU legislative affairs. ‘Brussels’ is not an alien platform, but one where they can sit around the table and fill The in-sourced experts 33 blank paper for legislation. Participation is not limited to the national administrations, but also open to other parts of the pluralistic societies, such as regional governments and private interest groups. Second, it furthers the acceptance and legitimacy of the legislative outcomes, as the stakeholders themselves have been part of the input side and the throughput process of EU legislation.

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