POSTS BY Jan Grinc

Who’s Afraid of National Parliaments’ “Green Card”?

Five years from the entry of the Lisbon Treaty into force, national parliaments are evaluating the means of their influence and control over the EU law and policies. New ideas and improvements of existing procedures are being tabled. One of them is the so-called “green card” initiative, explored recently at least by Danish, Dutch and British parliament. In my opinion none of the objections against this proposal is convincing, and there are indeed good reasons for trying out the green card.

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