Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in EU External Relations
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Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in EU External Relations

An Essential Companion

Edited by Kolja Raube, Meltem Müftüler-Baç and Jan Wouters

In today’s increasingly complex and interdependent world, the role of parliaments in external affairs remains a relatively under explored topic of research. The multiple patterns of global governance are mostly dominated by the executive branches of government, with parliaments relegated to the sidelines. This insightful book aims to challenge this dominant perspective and demonstrate the increased networking of parliaments both within the EU and with external actors outside the EU. It not only sheds light on EU parliamentary cooperation and networking, but also reveals the growing scope and role of parliamentary scrutiny, control and conflict mediation.
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Chapter 28: EU–Canada relations and CETA: a tale of legislative trade diplomacy

Davor Jančić

Abstract

This chapter analyses the manner in which the EU and Canadian parliaments shape their involvement in the bilateral strategic partnership. The analysis examines their respective constitutional powers for international parliamentary action, both through the conclusion of international agreements and through informal channels of interparliamentary cooperation in EU–Canada relations. To this end, the chapter assesses the mechanisms for political dialogue, consultation and regulatory cooperation foreseen in the Strategic Partnership Agreement and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Furthermore, the chapter investigates the parliamentary scrutiny of CETA in order to determine the manner and level of parliamentary involvement in the strategic partnership. The chapter inquires whether the parliaments’ approach to foreign and trade policy making is determined by the nature of their constitutional powers in the international sphere and whether parliamentary diplomacy, in the form of transnational interparliamentary dialogue, is a desirable and viable tool for overseeing and counterbalancing intergovernmental diplomacy.

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