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National parliaments better reflect national democratic 'needs'

The House of Lords EU Committee has called for a greater role for national parliaments in EU decision-making, including the introduction of a ‘Green Card’ procedure to enable a group of national parliaments to work together to propose new EU legislation or amend existing European law.

Their report also says that national parliaments, working together, should have the right to require proposed EU legislation to be withdrawn or substantially amended.

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