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Question: Law and the Institutions of European Union Essay
LLB Law 2nd Year
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Mark graded: 63 (2:1)

“The main purpose of the EU is the management of interdependence. To do this appropriately, power needs to be in the hands of bureaucrats and experts”. Discuss.

Answer: What is the relative power of the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament (EP) in the European Union (EU)? Scholars and academicians provide different answers to this seemingly straightforward question, but all would agree that they are interdependence with one another even with their distinct roles and responsibilities in every legislative decision-making process. In this article, we will analyse the assertion that should power lie in the hands of the Commission to serve its function best as bureaucrats and experts of the Union? Before we start, it is important to note that functions and perspectives of EU in itself varies according to the differing views of scholars. There are three distinct narratives of EU; intergovernmentalism, neo-functionalism and supranationalism (Van Middelar, 2013). In this essay, we will focus solely on the neo-functionalism ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 1470
  • Date submitted: December 01, 2018
  • Date written: March, 2018
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8573

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