By J. Lodge
The 2004 election of the eu Parliament marks anything of a defining aspect within the historical past of eu integration. The 2004 elections appeared concurrently mundane and an authorized characteristic of a sui generis approach, now permitted as a polity in its personal correct, region of a century in the past had visible politicians fiercely disputing the knowledge and desirability of the folks at once electing a eu Parliament in any respect.
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190 (4) EC which provides that the EP draft proposals for direct elections in accordance with ‘principles common to all Member states’ if a uniform procedure is deemed undesirable or unascertainable. This is the basis for universalised forms of proportional representation (PR). The second section outlines the varying modes of PR used by the member states in the 2004 EP. The third section considers whether, in the absence of total uniformity, a degree of commonality has been achieved and whether it is sufﬁcient for the election of a supranational legislative body at the turn of the twenty-ﬁrst century.
All Italian & EU citizens registered on electoral roll for 90 days before election able to vote. Age = 25. All who have right to vote entitled to stand as candidate. Age = 18. Every Hungarian/EU citizen having right to vote entitled to stand for election. Age = 21. All Irish & EU citizens must be resident in Ireland to stand. EU citizens must be in full possession of right to stand in member state of origin. Age = 25. All Italian & EU citizens able to vote entitled to stand. EU citizens must have right to stand in member state of origin.
It followed this up with a proposal to Council to amend the 1999 decision. It proposed that, where the basic legislation was adopted by co-decision, implementing measures would be adopted, under the regulatory procedure, through two distinct stages. In the initial ‘executive’ phase, the Commission would discuss its drafts with committees of member state representatives. It would then ﬁnalise its drafts and send them, in the second ‘control’ phase, to the EP and the Council. Either institution could, within a set deadline, express opposition to the Commission’s draft implementing measure, in which case the Commission would either submit a legislative proposal or proceed to adopt the implementing measure, possibly amended in the light of the positions of the EP and the Council.
The 2004 Elections to the European Parliament (EU Election Studies) by J. Lodge