Review Clauses in EU Legislation: A Rolling Check-List (Second edition)

09-06-2015

This check-list presents a comprehensive overview of “review clauses”, namely review, evaluation and reporting provisions contained in recent EU legislative acts and programmes. It is produced by the Policy Performance Appraisal Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the EP's in-house research service and think tank, as part of its work on the evaluation of EU law, policies and programmes.The European Parliament is strongly committed to the concept of Better Law-Making, and particularly to the effective use of ex-ante impact assessment and ex-post evaluation throughout the whole legislative cycle. It is in this spirit that the European Parliament has a particular interest in following the transposition, implementation and enforcement of EU law, EU programmes and international agreements, and more generally, monitoring the impact, operation, effectiveness and delivery of policy and programmes in practice.

This check-list presents a comprehensive overview of “review clauses”, namely review, evaluation and reporting provisions contained in recent EU legislative acts and programmes. It is produced by the Policy Performance Appraisal Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the EP's in-house research service and think tank, as part of its work on the evaluation of EU law, policies and programmes.The European Parliament is strongly committed to the concept of Better Law-Making, and particularly to the effective use of ex-ante impact assessment and ex-post evaluation throughout the whole legislative cycle. It is in this spirit that the European Parliament has a particular interest in following the transposition, implementation and enforcement of EU law, EU programmes and international agreements, and more generally, monitoring the impact, operation, effectiveness and delivery of policy and programmes in practice.