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Transparency, integrity and accountability in the EU institutions

26-03-2019

This briefing provides an overview of the main tools on transparency, integrity and accountability implemented in the EU institutions and the reforms thereof.

This briefing provides an overview of the main tools on transparency, integrity and accountability implemented in the EU institutions and the reforms thereof.

The Treaty of Lisbon

01-01-2018

This fact sheet presents the background and essential provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon. The objective is to provide a historical context for the emergence of this latest fundamental EU text from those which came before it. The specific provisions (with article references) and their effects on European Union policies are explained in more detail in the fact sheets dealing with particular policies and issues.

This fact sheet presents the background and essential provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon. The objective is to provide a historical context for the emergence of this latest fundamental EU text from those which came before it. The specific provisions (with article references) and their effects on European Union policies are explained in more detail in the fact sheets dealing with particular policies and issues.

The principle of subsidiarity

01-01-2018

In areas in which the European Union does not have exclusive competence, the principle of subsidiarity, laid down in the Treaty on European Union, defines the circumstances in which it is preferable for action to be taken by the Union, rather than the Member States.

In areas in which the European Union does not have exclusive competence, the principle of subsidiarity, laid down in the Treaty on European Union, defines the circumstances in which it is preferable for action to be taken by the Union, rather than the Member States.

European Parliament: relations with the national parliaments

01-01-2018

Moves towards closer European integration have altered the role of the national parliaments. A number of instruments for cooperation between the European Parliament and the national parliaments have been introduced with a view to guaranteeing effective democratic scrutiny of European legislation at all levels. This trend has been reinforced by provisions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty.

Moves towards closer European integration have altered the role of the national parliaments. A number of instruments for cooperation between the European Parliament and the national parliaments have been introduced with a view to guaranteeing effective democratic scrutiny of European legislation at all levels. This trend has been reinforced by provisions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty.

The impact of Brexit on the legal status of European Union officials and other servants of British nationality

20-12-2017

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, focuses on the legal status of EU active and retired officials and other servants of British nationality in the context of the UK leaving the EU under Article 50 TEU. It examines the legal position of EU officials and other servants of British nationality with their rights and possible remedies. It further explores avenues towards solutions ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, focuses on the legal status of EU active and retired officials and other servants of British nationality in the context of the UK leaving the EU under Article 50 TEU. It examines the legal position of EU officials and other servants of British nationality with their rights and possible remedies. It further explores avenues towards solutions for open legal questions.

External author

Herwig C.H. HOFMANN, Professor, University of Luxembourg

Cross-border transfer of company seats

12-05-2017

This briefing provides an overview of the legal issues arising from the cross-border transfer of companys' seats within the EU as well as of the current legal landscape. It takes stock of the work carried out and the initiatives taken in this field by both the European Parliament and the Commission. It finally supplies a summary of the expertise recently submitted to both the European Parliament and the Commission as well as of the key findings thereof.

This briefing provides an overview of the legal issues arising from the cross-border transfer of companys' seats within the EU as well as of the current legal landscape. It takes stock of the work carried out and the initiatives taken in this field by both the European Parliament and the Commission. It finally supplies a summary of the expertise recently submitted to both the European Parliament and the Commission as well as of the key findings thereof.

The Implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive: A Survey of the Assessment Process Carried Out by the Commission

06-06-2016

By letter dated 26 January 2016 the Legal Affairs Committee requested the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs to commission a research project looking into the way Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (ELD) is applied in the Member States with a view to putting forward conclusions and recommendations for future policy steps.

By letter dated 26 January 2016 the Legal Affairs Committee requested the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs to commission a research project looking into the way Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (ELD) is applied in the Member States with a view to putting forward conclusions and recommendations for future policy steps.

EU Administrative Law

29-04-2015

Over the last decades, the European Union has developed a series of ad hoc administrative procedures for the direct implementation of its rules in a number of areas - such as competition policy, trade policy, sate aids, access to EU documents, the EU civil service - , which resulted in a fragmented body of rules, whether in the form of law or soft law. The need to depart from this sector-specific approach to ensure consistent EU administrative procedures has therefore started to be debated in the ...

Over the last decades, the European Union has developed a series of ad hoc administrative procedures for the direct implementation of its rules in a number of areas - such as competition policy, trade policy, sate aids, access to EU documents, the EU civil service - , which resulted in a fragmented body of rules, whether in the form of law or soft law. The need to depart from this sector-specific approach to ensure consistent EU administrative procedures has therefore started to be debated in the academic sector as well as within the EU institutions. In this respect, following the entry into force of a new legal basis on administrative law introduced by the Lisbon Treaty the European Parliament has called for the adoption of a single European Administrative Procedure binding on its institutions, bodies, agency and offices including enforceable procedural rights for citizens when dealing with the Union's direct administration.

Immunity of Members of the European Parliament

23-03-2015

The note provides an overview of the legal framework governing MEPs immunity and outlines the main diferences between absolute and relative immunities as regards the scope and procedures.

The note provides an overview of the legal framework governing MEPs immunity and outlines the main diferences between absolute and relative immunities as regards the scope and procedures.

Handbook on the Incompatibilities and Immunity of the Members of the European Parliament

15-06-2009

This handbook provides the Committee on Legal Affairs with a practical tool aimed at simplifying its tasks when verifying the credentials of the newly elected Members of the European Parliament, when ruling on the validity of their mandate or when considering requests for the waiver or defence of parliamentary immunity. The handbook is intended for internal use only and does not purport to be an exhaustive study on the incompatibilities and immunity of the Members. The first part of the handbook ...

This handbook provides the Committee on Legal Affairs with a practical tool aimed at simplifying its tasks when verifying the credentials of the newly elected Members of the European Parliament, when ruling on the validity of their mandate or when considering requests for the waiver or defence of parliamentary immunity. The handbook is intended for internal use only and does not purport to be an exhaustive study on the incompatibilities and immunity of the Members. The first part of the handbook briefly recalls the legal framework governing the verification of the credentials and the immunity of Members of the European Parliament. A detailed analysis of the legislative and procedural rules on the mandate of Members is available in the following studies published by the Policy Department: "Election and mandate of MEPs" and "Parliamentary immunity in the European Parliament". The second part of the handbook is composed of national reports summarising for each Member State the relevant national provisions on parliamentary immunity and on those national offices which are incompatible with the office of a Member of the European Parliament, according to Article 7(1) and (2) of the Act concerning the election of the Members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage. Each national report is therefore divided into two chapters. The first chapter sets out the legal provisions on the composition of national governments and parliaments, the denomination of their respective members and the date of the beginning of their term of office. The second chapter provides an overview of national rules on parliamentary immunity and identifies the national authorities which are competent to request the waiver of Members' immunity. Lastly, two annexes reproduce the lists of national authorities entitled to notify the names of newly elected Members to the European Parliament and those competent to request the waiver of a Member's immunity. Both lists have been drawn up by

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