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The reform of the economic governance in the EU, as a reaction to the Eurozone crisis, has increased the asymmetries in the Union. Although formally respected, the principle of equality of the Member States before the Treaties has been put under stress. Likewise the position of national institutions concerned by the same Euro-crisis measure can have different implications depending on the Member State. This article deals with the asymmetries amongst the national parliaments arisen in this context. National procedures adopted to deal with the new legal measures reinforce some parliaments while they severely undermine other. The article argues that such an outcome is produced by the combined effects of EU and international measures with national constitutional rules and case law, which can confer more or less significant powers to national parliaments and enhance or disregard existing parliamentary prerogatives. The asymmetries among national parliaments in the new economic governance can impair the democratic legitimacy and the effectiveness of the Euro crisis measures.
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