European Parliament

A legislative chamber of the European Union.

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  • European Parliament — the democratic assembly of the European Union. Each of the constituent European Communities had an assembly that provided some form of democratic presence. The Assembly, by its own authority, called itself the Parliament in 1962. The Single… …   Law dictionary

  • European Parliament — ˌEuropean ˈParliament noun the directly elected parliament of the European Union: • The European Parliament has still to establish itself as an effective channel between citizens and decision makers …   Financial and business terms

  • European Parliament — For the statutory organ of the Council of Europe, see Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. European Parliament name in other official languages; …   Wikipedia

  • European Parliament — a deliberative and legislative assembly of the European Community that advises member nations on policy matters. * * * Legislative assembly of the European Union (EU). Inaugurated in 1958 as the Common Assembly, the European Parliament originally …   Universalium

  • European Parliament — (EP)    The European Parliament was first directly elected in 1979, with the number of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from each country determined by its size. There are currently 785 members, the UK having 78. The whole Parliament… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • European Parliament — a deliberative and legislative assembly of the European Community that advises member nations on policy matters. * * * the ˌEuropean ˈParliament 7 [European Parliament] noun singular the group of people who are elected in the countries of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • European Parliament — European Par|lia|ment, the a parliament whose members are elected by the citizens of the ↑EU (=the European Union) . Its members are called Euro MPs or MEPs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • European Parliament — (EP)   The directly elected (since 1979) assembly of the EC, with limited legislative and juridical competence, though this has been extended in successive treaty amendments. It has the right of scrutiny and supervision of EC executives, and… …   Glossary of the European Union and European Communities

  • European Parliament (EP) —    Representative body, originally of the European Coal and Steel Community, and later of the Euro pean Community and the European Union (EU), located in Stras bourg, France, and in Brussels. The Dutch have participated in this institution since… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • European Parliament —   the elected body of representatives who draft legislation appropriate to the pan European members of the EU. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/parliament/public.do?language=en …   Geography glossary

  • European Parliament — /ˌjυərəpi:ən pɑ:ləmənt/ noun the parliament with members (MEPs) from each country of the EU …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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