O papel do Parlamento Europeu na construção europeia antes e após o Tratado de Lisboa

  • Ancuta Grigoras (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


European Parliament is the only European Union Institution directly elected by universal suffrage by the citizens of Member States since 1979. It’s the only institution which represents European citizens. Over the time it´s structure has suffered various modifications both quantitatively and qualitatively. With an initial total of 142 deputies (1958), it gathers today a total of 736 deputies and with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon (December 2009), starting with the 2014 elections it will enjoy a total of 750 deputies and the President. European Parliament's powers have had a significant evolution over the time from a simple power of consulting when it didn’t have the power to make any decision and your opinions was not taken into account, to the present situation, where it currently benefits from three powers: legislation when in the process of the co- decision is on equal position with the Council, political control and approval of the budget. In this thesis we will make a comprehensive analysis of the European Parliament´s evolution from its establishment by the Treaty of Paris in 1951 until now with the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009. By this analysis we´ll seek to highlight the main changes made by this institution over time at the level of composition and the level of organization and functioning, with particular emphasis on its competencies results with the entry into force of the Treaty Lisbon. During this thesis we will analyze and highlight various activities developed by the European Parliament during its operation, referring here his role as an Institution of European Community and as an international actor.
Date of Award2011
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorSónia Ribeiro (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Estudos Europeus

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