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Dear Reader of "Essential EU Law in Charts, 2nd Lisbon edition, 2010". Please take note of the following updates and corrigenda:

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Page: 084 Chart Number: 4/3 Chart Title: Limits to the exercise of EU competences

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Guidelines concerning their practical application:
Protocol No 1 on the role of the national Parliaments in the EU,
Protocol No 2 on the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality

Regarding the national Parliaments:

  • So-called “yellow card”: national Parliaments may force the Commission to reconsider a legislative proposal on the ground of a breach of subsidiarity, Art. 7(2) of Protocol No 2;
  • “Orange card”: following reasoned opinions by the national parliaments, the matter may end up being referred to the Council (of Ministers) and Parliament, Art. 7(3) of Protocol No 2;
  • The matter may lead to annulment proceedings before the ECJ, Art. 8 of Protocol No 2; see Chart 12/5.
Published: 20 June 2010