The European Parliament's right to be consulted on legislation...

Is not a power because such consultation is not binding.
25% (2 votes)
Is a power of delay and is therefore greater the more impatient the Commission is.
38% (3 votes)
Is a right to the Commission's time, and therefore greater the more scarce this time is.
38% (3 votes)
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The PE has the attention of the Commision and doenst have to pay anything for that.

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The Treaty of Lisbon strengthened the powers of the European Parliament. The co-decision procedure offers the same weight to EP and to Council and is used for almost all areas of EU legislation. Under the consultation procedure, the Parliament had power to delay legislation but is more than a power of delay. The PE has the right to be heard in the consultation procedure and the Commission must take into account the advisory opinion given by the Parliament. The PE has the necessary time to accept or to refuse the Commission proposal and the Commission must explain how they took into account the Parliament's opinion.

 

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The European Parliament may approve or reject a legislative proposal, or propose amendments to it. The Council is not legally obliged to take account of Parliament's opinion but in line with the case-law of the Court of Justice, it must not take a decision without having received it.

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The role of the European Parliament, while having grown significantly since the institution was founded, is still perceived as inferior to those of the Commission and the Council. The fact that Parliament has to be consulted, and its opinion taken under consideration, does not mean that the Parliament has a significant word to say in the decision-making process. Consultation does not equal consent. In some procedures, Parliament can veto legislation, but this is a power that is not exercised lightly, 

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