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European Union (Amendment) Act 2008

Section 4: Increase of powers of the European Parliament

23.This section is to meet the requirement of section 12 of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 which provides that –

“No treaty which provides for any increase in the powers of the European Parliament is to be ratified by the United Kingdom unless it has been approved by an Act of Parliament.”

24.Several provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon increase the powers of the European Parliament, by increasing the number of provisions providing for EU legislation to be adopted by co-decision of the Council and the European Parliament.

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