About: Trilogues

Emissions trading and the sound of silence

MEP Ian Duncan was looking forward to a well-earned rest after earning the European Parliament's endorsement of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme reform. The European Council looked like it would take its time to agree with it but just two weeks after, as if by magic, it was game on!

Future EU 04-10-2012

EU trilogues undermine parliamentary committees

Despite speeding up the legislative process, trilogues allow the Council to negotiate directly with majority party leaders in the European Parliament at the expense of committees and minority parties, writes Raya Kardasheva.