|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: Secretariat General|
|Series Details||COM (2017) 85|
|Content Type||Blog, News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 14 February 2017, introducing amendments to Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.
Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 (also known as the Comitology Regulation) lays down the rules for the control by the Member States of the European Union (EU) of the exercise by the European Commission of its implementing powers.
In the adoption of acts subject to the comitology procedure, the European Commission has found itself on several occasions in a situation where it is legally obliged to take an authorisation decision in the absence of a qualified majority of the Member States taking position in the committee. The no opinion situation is seen by the Commission as particularly problematic when it concerns politically sensitive matters of direct impact on citizens and businesses. The majority of EU legal acts are adopted each year by the Commission either by means of delegated acts or as implementing acts.
This initiative provides for targeted amendments to the Comitology Regulation and thus relates to implementing acts only. The main elements of the proposal include amending the voting rules for the Appeal Committee (AC) and increasing the transparency of the comitology procedure by making public the votes of the Member States' representatives in the AC.
The proposal was announced as a key initiative of the 2017 Commission Work Programme. It was adopted by the European Commission on 14 February 2017. The plenary of the European Parliament adopted a negotiating position in December 2020. This file found considerable opposition within the Council of the European Union, which has been unable to agree on a general approach.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||European Commission|
|Keywords||Decision-Making | Policy-Making
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|