Labour MEPs back report calling for greater role for national parliaments and regular reviews of EU's legislative process

Labour MEPs voted today for a report calling for reform of the European Union's law-making procedures, including a greater role for national parliaments, and regular reviews of the legislative process.

Neena Gill MEP said:

"Labour MEPs support a greater role for national parliaments, including enabling better and earlier communication between parliaments, and parliaments being able to submit proposals or amendments for the European Commission's consideration.

"Reform is an ongoing process and it is only by being active and engaged members of the EU, working within the European Parliament and at ministerial level, and with the Commission, that we can keep changing it for the better, so it best serves people's needs.

“Labour is working towards an EU which takes into consideration the needs and opinions of its citizens and their national parliaments.”