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13 Although the two earlier yellow cards have already been analysed elsewhere in the literature and the one on the posted workers directive is discussed in JančićD., ‘EU Law’s Grand Scheme on National Parliaments: The third yellow card on posted workers and the way forward’, in D. Jančić (ed.), National Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty and the Euro Crisis (Oxford University Press2017) p. 299.
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18 I. Cooper, ‘The Emerging Order of Interparliamentary Cooperation in the Post-Lisbon EU’, in Jančić, supra n. 13, p. 227 at p. 236ff.
19 Fasone, supra n. 17, p. 288.
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21 C. Fasone and N. Lupo, ‘Conclusion. Interparliamentary Cooperation in the Framework of a Euro-national Parliamentary System’, in Lupo and Fasone, supra n. 14, p. 345 at p. 358ff.
22 Auel, supra n. 4, p. 307.
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24 J. Tudela cited in D. Fromage, ‘Regional Parliaments and the Early Warning System: An assessment and some suggestions for reform’, in Jonsson Cornell and Goldoni, supra n. 4, p. 117 at p. 133.
25 Cooper, supra n. 18, p. 243ff.
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* Professor of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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