Last May Notre Europe launched a debate on the community method of EU policy-making by publishing two Policy briefs. Notre Europe asked Richard Corbett to take a stand.
Richard Corbett – former Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009 and now advisor to the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy – reminds that even though there is a range of decision taking procedures in the EU, the more supranational procedures are more and more frequent. Fear of a more intergovernmental EU, especially with the more important role of the European Council, must be nuanced. Indeed the example of the European Stability Mechanism shows that an intergovernmental structure can be more communautaire than expected.