Yearbook of European Law - Vol. 4

By A. Barav; D. A. Wyatt | Go to book overview

ANNUAL SURVEYS

Legal Developments in the European
Parliament*

KIERAN ST. CLAIR BRADLEY


I. Introduction

The year the European Parliament was dominated by the June elections, 1 which resulted in a left of centre majority in Parliament for the first time in its history; 2 Spanish Socialist Enrique Baron Crespo was duly elected President of Parliament on the first count at the constituent part-session in July. 3 In most other respects six months has proved too brief a period to gauge the full effect of the change in Parliament's political complexion on its behaviour, though tensions between the group furthest to the political right and other parties, particularly the Socialists, probably increased both within and outside Parliament. 4

The elections did however have some impact on the work of Parliament on the functional level, in that the bulk of the resolutions it passed during the year, and in particular its legislative opinions and second reading decisions, were adopted in the part-sessions immediately preceding the elections (March, April, and May) with a more normal pace of work being restored only in October. 5) In order to complete its outstanding business before the

____________________
*
© Kieran St. Clair Bradley, 1990. Legal Service of the European Parliament; the views expressed are personal.
1
15 June in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and on 18 June in the remaining seven Member States.
2
Though the Socialist Group has been the largest political group in Parliament since 1976: see Jacqué et al, Le Parlement européen, ( Paris, 1984) 94.
3
Mr Baron Crespo, who had been pipped at the post by Sir Henry Plumb in January 1987, was elected in the first voting round, with 301 votes, compared to a total of 174 votes for his five opponents.
4
Apart from the proceedings for libel between members of these groups and the controversy regarding the selection of the chairmen of interparliamentary delegations (see, respectively, ss II/A/(d) and II/E/(c), and (d), below), there was also some protest at the remarks made by the oldest member, who belonged to the Group of the European Right, when presiding at the opening of the constituent part-session in July ( OJ 1989 C 233/3 and 19).
5
Parliament did not carry out any legislative work at the July part-session, while at the Sept part-session there were no first reading reports in the consultation procedure and only a small number of second reading decisions and three reports on simple consultations, concerning generalized tariff preferences for 1990 ( OJ 1989 C 256).

-235-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Yearbook of European Law - Vol. 4
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 487

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.