The European Parliament, Another Parliament

This paper is the result of a working group chaired by PASCAL LAMY, President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, with CHRISTINE VERGER, Advisor at the Jacques Delors Institute acting as rapporteur, and composed of PERVENCHE BERÈS, Member of the European Parliament, JEAN-LOUIS BOURLANGES, Member of the French Parliament, MONICA FRASSONI, Co- President of a European political party, VALENTIN KREILINGER, researcher at the Jacques Delors Institut–Berlin, ALAIN LAMASSOURE, Member of the European Parliament, ALESSIA MOSCA, Member of the European Parliament, and GENEVIÈVE PONS, Director of the Brussels office of the Jacques Delors Institute.

The following analysis focuses on the role and development of the European Parliament during the 2014-2019 parliamentary term, and examines its future prospects. It is the fourth paper in a series of studies by the Jacques Delors Institute on the occasion of the European elections on 23-26 May. As the electoral campaign has been launched and candidacies announced, the purpose of this paper is to highlight, as concretely as possible, the achievements and limits of an institution that is too little known and politically underestimated.  This will be followed in May by an outline of what a programme for the next legislature could look like, which could potentially be supported by a stable majority in the European Parliament.

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