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20 years of codecision - VoteWatch Europe special policy brief + Presentation of VoteWatch mobile app (05.12.2013 - Brussels Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels)


20 years of co-decision: 

a more (party) political Parliament; a less consensual Council
VoteWatch Europe special policy brief, and

Presentation of the VoteWatch Europe mobile app
Thursday 5 December 2013, 10.00-11.30
Brussels Press Club
95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels


1 November 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Maastricht Treaty, which introduced the codecision procedure, formally known today as the ordinary legislative procedure. To mark this anniversary, VoteWatch Europe will present a special policy brief that looks at voting patterns in the European Parliament and Council of the EU since the introduction of this procedure.



Presentation of the VoteWatch Europe special policy brief and of the VoteWatch Europe mobile application by Doru Frantescu, VoteWatch Europe policy director and co-founder;

Panel discussionchaired by Michiel van Hulten, VoteWatch Europe managing director, with Doru Frantescu and David Earnshaw, CEO, Burson-Marsteller Brussels and visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, as well as representatives from the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers (tbc).

Participation is free of charge. A copy of the VoteWatch Europe special policy brief will be provided on arrival (it will not be made available before then).
Please register below, by Wednesday 4 December 2013, 16.00.

VoteWatch Europe is funded by grants from Adessium Foundation, Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer / Citizens for Europe, the Open Society Foundations and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It is supported by Burson-Marsteller and White and Case.

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