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It is clear that the amounts earmarked in the Community budget are grossly inadequate considering the scale of the operations to be undertaken in the nine Member States and the size of the electorate to be reached'. a. per person for the EC's 180 million voters. a. a. a. for the Secretariat to provide neutral information. a. be frozen until the EP had approved the Commission's detailed information programme for 1977, and until this was co-ordinated with the EP's own information programme. a. should be frozen pending the report of the Fellermaier Group.

43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. Introduction For a theoretical discussion of this in relation to the European Parliament, see Hogan, op. cit. J. Lodge, 'Parliamentary Reform in the EEC', The Parliamentarian, LV (1974) 250-7. This and the following section draws on the summary contained in Elections to the European Parliament by Direct Universal Suffrage, op. , pp. 51-2. Held on 26 June 1970, 8 December 1970 and 2 March 1972. The Parliament's Political Affairs Committee examined the various national bills for the direct election of national delegations on 6 October 1971 and found numerous discrepancies between them.

4. 5. 6. 7. 1966) p. 172. See, also, how typical this argument has been in British thinking in the Guardian, 25 November 1977. R. Pryce, The Politics of the European Community (London: Butterworths, 1973) pp. 52-5; and Spinelli, op. , p. 167. J. ', Cooperation and Conflict, 13 (1978) 215-30; and her 'Loyalty and the EEC: The Limitations of the Functionalist Approach', Political Studies, XXVI (1978) 232-48. R. Pryce, The Political Future of the European Community (London: Federal Trust/Marshbank, 1962) p.

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