To a certain degree. It's the European Commission that proposes most European le
Legislation is usually amended as it passes through the parliament. The amendments take effect if they are also agreed by national governments.
Parliamentary approval is not necessary for all EU legislation, but the Lisbon Treaty - if it ever comes into force - will dramatically increase the number of policy areas where MEPs play a decisive role.
You need to login to read subscriber-only content and/or comment on articles.