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National Parliament opinions and Commission replies

The Commission sends its new legislative proposals and consultation documents to national Parliaments, cf. Protocol No. 1 to the Lisbon Treaty. National Parliaments can submit opinions on such documents to the Commission for reply under the so-called "political dialogue".

Under Protocol No. 2 to the Lisbon Treaty a national Parliament may within an eight week deadline submit a reasoned opinion stating why it considers that a legislative draft does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity.

The links in the left-hand menu will take you to national Parliaments' opinions received by the Commission, and the Commission's replies (issued from 1 June 2009 onwards).

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Annual Reports

Practical arrangements for the operation of the subsidiarity control mechanism under protocol no 2 of the Treaty of Lisbon: letter of President Barroso and Vice-president Wallström of 1 December 2009 pdf - 37 KB [37 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Commission decision to withdraw the Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION on the exercise of the right to take collective action within the context of the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services - COM(2012) 130.

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