Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017, 17:30 - 19:30 iCal

Vienna Lecture on the European Union

The Increasing Institutional Power of the European Parliament and EU Policy Making: How much New Intergovernmentalism?

Campus der Universität Wien, Aula, Hof 1.11,
Spitalgasse 2-4, 1090 Wien


Lecture: Prof. Adrienne Héritier, professor emeritus, European University Institute in Florence

Abstract: The lecture will focus on the strategies which the EP applied across time in order to extend its institutional power. This increased institutional power allows the EP to wield more influence on policy making. The presentation will focus on the EP´s increase of power in legislation, the nomination and investiture of the Commission, the budgetary process as well as the substantive area of economic governance in the context of the Euro crisis.

To put the rise of the EP´s influence in relation to the power wielded by the other institutional actors, in particular member states and the European Council, it discusses arguments of the so-called ‘New intergovernmentalism’.


Thomas Jaeger, Professor of European Law, University of Vienna

Sophie Lecheler, Professor of Communication Science with special focus on Political Communication, University of Vienna

Josef Melchior, Director of Studies, Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna


Gerda Falkner, Head, Institute and Platform for European Integration Research, University of Vienna

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