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European Commission and Parliament: what relations?

This Tribune is based António Vitorino’s speech during a public hearing at the European Parliament on 20 January 2014. He dealt with the relations between the European Commission and the European Parliament.

This Tribune is based on Antonio Vitorino’s speech during a public hearing at the committee on constitutional affairs of the European Parliament on 20 January 2014.

The hearing dealt with the question: “Relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission: Parliamentarism or Presidentialism?”.

His speech focuses on four elements:

1. Differentiation as the key feature of the EU institutional development.
2. The appointment of the Commission’s president: who is the king maker?
3. The political efficiency of the Commission: the need for innovation.
4. The exercise of legislative powers and the role of inter-institutional agreements.

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