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Legislation (or "statutory law") is law which has been promulgated (or "enacted") by a legislature or other governing body.
Legislation can also be created at provincial and local levels of government (which have their own legislatures), where separation of powers may be less formal and complete.
The record of events and public statements of legislators that explain the reasons for the law and its expected meaning are called "legislative history".
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/l/le/legislation.html   (620 words)

  European Union legislative procedure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Council of Ministers and the European Parliament jointly form the legislative arm of the Union.
The rules governing which procedure applies to which policy area are laid down in the Treaties of the European Union.
The codecision procedure was introduzed with the Maastricht Treaty (1993).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Union_legislative_procedure   (910 words)

 European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Union or the EU is an intergovernmental and supranational union of 25 European countries, known as member states.
Supporters of the European Union argue that the growth of the EU is a force for peace and democracy.
The European Communities are one of the three pillars of the European Union, being both the most important pillar and the only one to operate primarily through supranational institutions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Union   (5127 words)

The European Union, comprising 25 member states, is the largest political and economic entity covering the European continent, with the Russian Federation being the second (excluding the portions of Russia historically considered to be in Asia).
European integration has been a theme in European relations since the end of the second World War and has spread to Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War.
Important European herbivores are snails, amphibians, fish, different birds, and mammals, like rodents, deers and roe deers, boars, and living in the mountains, marmots, steinbocks, chamoises among others.
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The Union does not produce the same type of legislative history that we are accustomed to in the U.S. Their legal documentation is a function of each institutions' roles in the decision-making process and relates to the internal procedures each has developed to handle its own documentation needs.
The 1986 Single European Act increased Parliament's powers with regard to Union legislation by introducing a cooperation procedure which called for two readings of Union proposals by Parliament and the Council with the active participation of the Commission.
During the legislative process the Council may be required, or may opt to seek the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee.
www.lib.umich.edu /govdocs/godort/intl/ecguide.txt   (2506 words)

 European Union Legal Materials
Accession to the European Union of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden, June 24, 1994, 1994 O.J. (C 241) (Fourth Accession Treaty).
Treaty concerning the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union (16 April 2003)
Five EU institutions are involved in the legislative process: the Commission, the Council of the European Union, the Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, and the Economic and Social Committee.
www.law.columbia.edu /library/Research_Guides/internat_law/eu   (8448 words)

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The first direct elections to the European Parliament were held in June 1979 when, 34 years after the end of Second World War, for the first time in history, the peoples of the nations of Europe, once torn apart by war, went to the polls to elect the members of a single parliament.
The aim of European political cooperation, which started in the early 1970s, was to go beyond the economic and social framework set up by the Community treaties to achieve a genuinely common strategy in the field of foreign policy.
The European Parliament is adamant that, for democracy and transparency in the WTO to be reinforced, the latter must establish a parliamentary assembly.
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 How the EU takes decisions
In general it is the European Commission that proposes new legislation, but it is the Council and Parliament that pass the laws.
The procedure is the same as in the case of consultation, except that Parliament cannot amend a proposal: it must either accept or reject it.
It also aims to make the European Union a more effective force on the world stage by creating the post of EU Foreign Affairs Minister and putting that person in charge of all aspects of the Union’s external relations.
europa.eu /institutions/decision-making/index_en.htm   (740 words)

 European Union
The Treaty on European Union (or the Maastricht Treaty) (31 ILM 247; 1992 O.J. http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/treaties/dat/EU_treaty.html> which was concluded in February of 1992 and came into effect in November 1993, established the European Union, founded on the European Communities.
The European Council is a special semi-annual meeting of the Council of Ministers in which the representatives of the member states are the political heads of government themselves (i.e.
The General Report on the Activities of the European Union (formerly General Report on the Activities of the Community) (KJE5380.A7C65 and ), the annual report of the Commission to the Parliament, reviews the activities the EU for the previous year.
www.law.duke.edu /lib/researchguides/europe.html   (4383 words)

 European Union
The European Coal and Steel Community shall have as its task to contribute, in harmony with the general economy of Member States and through the establishment of a common market as provided in Article 4, to economic expansion, growth of employment and a rising standard of living in the Member States.
An economic union, as distinct from a common market, combines the suppression of restrictions on commodity and factor movements with some degree of harmonisation of national economic policies, in order to remove discrimination that was due to disparities in these policies.
Of course, the European Community is not just a new power-bloc or a new coalition, although it has its pride, it is not a swollen version of 19th century nationalism, taking a continent rather than a country as its basis.
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SCAD PLUS: European Union Policies is a database where you will find a presentation of the Commission's proposals with details of their progress up to their final adoption for all the policy areas listed.
RAPID is a database giving a daily view of the activities of the European Union as presented by the Institutions in their press release.
EUROSTAT is the "Statistical Office of the European Communities" which uses uniform rules to collect all statistical data from the National Statistical Institutes of each of 15 Members States of the European Union.
www.ecsanet.org /EUDocFich/Databases_and_Collections.htm   (1004 words)

 Decision-making in the European Union - EUbusiness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Decision-making in the European Union involves a number of institutions, in particular the European Commission, the European Partliament and the Council of the European Union.
In general, it is the European Commission that proposes new legislation, but it is the Council and Parliament that pass the laws.
The procedure is the same as in the case of consultation, except that Parliament cannot amend a proposal: it must either accept or reject it.
www.eubusiness.com /guides/decision-making   (798 words)

 European Union Criminal Law & Procedure - UofM Law School
The European Union (EU) is a supranational organization composed of many European countries that have decided to cooperate on a number of issues (economic, monetary, security, etc.) and adopt uniform laws.
The European Court of Justice (http://europa.eu.int/cj/en/index.htm) is the highest legal authority in the EC.
Focus is on economic and trade information of the European Union, particularly with the U.S. Text of press releases with archives from December 1995 under News link.
www.law.umn.edu /library/tools/pathfinders/eucrimguide.html   (2722 words)

 Legislative Observatory: Parliamentary committee work and activities - European Parliament
Legislative Observatory: Parliamentary committee work and activities - European Parliament
All procedures for which a report has been tabled between two Strasbourg sessions
How to create a link to a procedure fact file
www.europarl.europa.eu /oeil/index.jsp   (72 words)

 NYU Law - Library, European Union Research
A meeting of the European Council brings together the Heads of State or Government of the Member States of the European Union and the President of the European Commission.
Bulletin of the European Union (formerly Bulletin of the European Communities) is useful for tracking the legislative process and gathering citations to documents, but it is slow to be published.
Treaty on European Union, 1997 O.J. Treaty Establishing the European Community, 2002 O.J. Consolidated Versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty Establishing the European Community/European Union.
www.law.nyu.edu /library/euguide.html   (6306 words)

 American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) warmly welcomes the adoption of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe.
The fact that the co-decision procedure has been chosen as the default legislative procedure affirms the legislative role of the European Parliament.
Since the very beginning, AmCham EU has been a fervent supporter of a strong European Parliament, due to its role as the driver of a more transparent, flexible and democratic European Union.
www.amchameu.be /Press/2004/june212004constitutionaltreaty.htm   (314 words)

 European Union - Legislative, Parliamentary and Related Information
Legislation - Each legislative file has a bibliographic record attached, including information on the Treaty legal base, the proposal, legislation amended or repealed, date of entry into force and end date, cross-links to cited or related legislation, legislation implemented at the national level and links to other pertinent documents.
Legislative Observatory (OEIL) - Progress of proposed legislation either unpassed or concluded since July 1994.
Traces the path of all Commission proposals (legislative and budgetary dossiers, conclusions of international agreements, since 1975, full text since 1999) and communications from their transmission to the Council or the European Parliament right through to their adoption, rejection or withdrawal.
www.library.mcgill.ca /govdocs/eu/en/legislative.html   (522 words)

 No Lobbyists As Such - The War over Software Patents in the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On January 16, the European Commission (EC) announced a consultation on the future of the European patent system.
Companies, organizations and individuals who would like to tell the EU their opinion on what its patent policy should look like have until the end of this month to answer the EC’s questionnaire.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 at 11:47 am and is filed under Uncategorized, Patents, EU & EU Member States Politics, Information & Communications Technology Policy, Intellectual Property Rights.
www.no-lobbyists-as-such.com /florian-mueller-blog/position-paper   (632 words)

 A to Z Index of European Union Websites - European Union A to Z Index
This index is a guide to information on this website of the European Commission Delegation in Washington, as well as on all of the websites of the European Union's institutions and specialized agencies in Europe.
Often, the links go to the home page or area on each site where the specified information can be found, rather than to a specific page.
Activities of the European Union, General Report on the (annual report)
www.eurunion.org /infores/euindex.htm   (840 words)

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