Get the full picture: step-by-step lawmaking in all policy areas since Investigating and initiating new rules To prepare the way for legislative changes, Parliament voted on resolutions that channel the concerns and expectations of the citizens they represent into new Commission proposals and trigger revisions of existing laws.
Examples: EP calls for whistle-blower protectionlonger lifetime for productssingle parliamentary chamber prices for farmers.
Their findings and detailed recommendations feed into new Commission proposals.
Fact-finding missions and ad-hoc delegations gathered evidence on the spot single parliamentary chamber assess thoroughly before deciding on further steps to be taken.
Examples: Visits to refugee camps in Turkey video ; delegations to investigate on rule of law in Malta and Slovakia MEPs also question the Commission in writing on urgent matters, sometimes followed by a resolution tabled in plenary session by political groups.
Where needed, Parliament vetoed Commission decisions in delegated and implementing acts when MEPs considered that the executive had overstepped its powers.