Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka Presentation

Report
Dr Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka
University of Wrocław/University of Masaryk
Committee of the Regions
Brussels, July 2, 2014
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Types of parliamentary relations
Contextual factors
Cross-country overview
SMN & CALRE
Summary
Challenges for the future
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Horizontal
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intra-state (with RP of the same MS)
extra-state (with RP of other MS)
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Vertical
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intra-state (with NP)
extra-state (with EC, EP, offices in Brussels)
Political
Technical
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type of decentralization and distribution of competences
institutional culture
position of RG in domestic governance arrangements
relations RP-RG
political cleavages
resources of RP (financial, administrative, expertise)
attitude of MRP
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exposure to Europeanization
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CoR SMN
42/74
RP
Many passive members
Mixed evaluation
Heterogeneity
Ignorance
Unnecessary workload
Lack of meaningful
impact
CALRE
Important
for
networking
Vague declarations
Lack of clear vision
No representation in
Brussels
Why only Presidents of
RP?
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Actual system fragmented and dispersed
Contextual factors important
Institutional reforms ⇏internalization of norms/patterns
RP at different stages of Europeanization
Features of RP:
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Guardians/controllers
Weak networkers
Weak policy entrepreneurs
Technical rather than political cooperation
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Strengthening extra-state collective channels
Top-down motivational gestures (EC,EP)
Activist/entrepreneur role of the CoR
Inter-parliamentary agreement EP-RP
Extending the scope of CALRE membership
Increasing political salience of such cooperation
(provide a stake)
Enhancing Europeanization of RP (activating sectoral
committees; EAC CALRE ?)
Committee of the Regions
Brussels July 2, 2014
Contact: karolina.boronska@uni.wroc.pl

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