chapter  6
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The European Union in national parliaments: Domestic or foreign policy? A study of Nordic parliamentary systems

ByHANS HEGELAND

The national parliaments of Denmark, Finland and Sweden have a strong role in EU matters compared to many other EU countries, according to a comprehensive investigation of the national parliaments across the old EU15.1 Indeed, many scholars and political analysts hold up the Nordic parliaments as exemplars of best parliamentary practice in respect of their mechanisms of oversight and scrutiny of executive action.