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European Citizens’ Initiative

01-02-2018

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is an important instrument of participatory democracy in the European Union, allowing one million EU citizens residing in at least one quarter of the Member States to invite the Commission to submit a proposal for a legal act to implement the EU Treaties. Since the application of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 establishing detailed procedures and conditions for the ECI, four initiatives have been successfully submitted to the Commission.

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is an important instrument of participatory democracy in the European Union, allowing one million EU citizens residing in at least one quarter of the Member States to invite the Commission to submit a proposal for a legal act to implement the EU Treaties. Since the application of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 establishing detailed procedures and conditions for the ECI, four initiatives have been successfully submitted to the Commission.

Brexit and the European Union: General Institutional and Legal Considerations

25-01-2017

This study was requested by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament. It examines the political and institutional steps taken, or to be taken, both by the UK and by the EU in the context of the Brexit referendum vote, and into how matters may evolve in the coming months and years from a legal and institutional perspective. It will analyses, in broad terms, the possibilities for a future relationship between the Union and its departing member and the consequences that the ...

This study was requested by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament. It examines the political and institutional steps taken, or to be taken, both by the UK and by the EU in the context of the Brexit referendum vote, and into how matters may evolve in the coming months and years from a legal and institutional perspective. It will analyses, in broad terms, the possibilities for a future relationship between the Union and its departing member and the consequences that the departure of a large Member State may entail for the rest of the policies of the Union and for the Union itself. The study also briefly examines the potential for institutional progress that opens with the departure of the United Kingdom.

What next after Opinion 2/13 of the Court of Justice on the accession of the EU to the ECHR?

15-09-2016

Opinion 2/13 of the Court of Justice on the accession of the EU to the European Court of Human Rights highlights the requirements of the autonomy of EU law which may be called into question by accession. However not acceding does not truly guarantee this autonomy because Member States may be brought before the Court when they implement EU law. Under these conditions, both Article 6 TEU and the risks linked to the present situation call for a resumption of the negotiation process. Changes may be made ...

Opinion 2/13 of the Court of Justice on the accession of the EU to the European Court of Human Rights highlights the requirements of the autonomy of EU law which may be called into question by accession. However not acceding does not truly guarantee this autonomy because Member States may be brought before the Court when they implement EU law. Under these conditions, both Article 6 TEU and the risks linked to the present situation call for a resumption of the negotiation process. Changes may be made to the draft agreement to meet the Court’s requirements, the current jurisdictional status of the CFSP being the most problematic factor.

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Jean Paul JACQUÉ, Professeur émérite à l’Université de Strasbourg Directeur général honoraire au Conseil de l’Union européenne

The ECB's Outright Monetary Transaction Programme compatibility with the EU Law (Judgment in case Gauweiller C-62/14)

15-06-2015

The note provides a summary of the main points of the ECJ Judgment in the case Gauweiller C-62/14. It concerns the referral by the German Constitutional Court for the preliminary ruling about the compatibility of the ECB's Outright Monetary Transaction Programe announced in 2012 with the EU law.

The note provides a summary of the main points of the ECJ Judgment in the case Gauweiller C-62/14. It concerns the referral by the German Constitutional Court for the preliminary ruling about the compatibility of the ECB's Outright Monetary Transaction Programe announced in 2012 with the EU law.

Commitments Made at the Hearings of the Commissioners-Designate, Juncker Commission (November 2014 - October 2019)

14-11-2014

This compilation of briefings presents the most salient points and essential commitments made by the commissioners-designate during the hearings held in September/October 2014 before the parliamentary committees. These commitments concern the main on-going legislative procedures, the preparation of future legislative proposals as well as the scrutiny of the implementation of existing legislation. They also touch upon the crucial issue of inter-institutional cooperation.

This compilation of briefings presents the most salient points and essential commitments made by the commissioners-designate during the hearings held in September/October 2014 before the parliamentary committees. These commitments concern the main on-going legislative procedures, the preparation of future legislative proposals as well as the scrutiny of the implementation of existing legislation. They also touch upon the crucial issue of inter-institutional cooperation.

Commitments Made at the Hearing of Věra Jourová - Commissioner-Designate

24-10-2014

In her answers to the questionnaires and during the hearing on 1 October 2014 before the Committees on Legal Affairs, on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, on Internal Market and Consumer Protection and on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, the Commissioner-designate Věra Jourová made a number of commitments.

In her answers to the questionnaires and during the hearing on 1 October 2014 before the Committees on Legal Affairs, on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, on Internal Market and Consumer Protection and on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, the Commissioner-designate Věra Jourová made a number of commitments.

Parliamentary Questions in Selected Legislative Chambers

15-01-2014

This note seeks to provide an overview of the practices of questioning the executive in a selected number of legislative chambers. It takes into account the questions in both oral and written form, the level at which such right is regulated, its formal practice including the rules for their admissibility and procedures for their filtering or limiting their numbers.

This note seeks to provide an overview of the practices of questioning the executive in a selected number of legislative chambers. It takes into account the questions in both oral and written form, the level at which such right is regulated, its formal practice including the rules for their admissibility and procedures for their filtering or limiting their numbers.

Article 136 TFEU, ESM, Fiscal Stability Treaty - Ratification Requirements and Present Situation in the Member States - October 2013

14-10-2013

This note provides an overview of the ratification procedures on the modification of article 136 TFEU, the European Stability Mechanism Treaty and the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in EU Member States. The subsequent tables summarize the general state of play of these ratifications and deal in more detail with the constitutional rules and the circumstances surrounding the ratification process in the Member States. All articles mentioned refer to the national constitutions unless ...

This note provides an overview of the ratification procedures on the modification of article 136 TFEU, the European Stability Mechanism Treaty and the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in EU Member States. The subsequent tables summarize the general state of play of these ratifications and deal in more detail with the constitutional rules and the circumstances surrounding the ratification process in the Member States. All articles mentioned refer to the national constitutions unless specified otherwise. The electronic version of this note allows accessing relevant background information via hyperlinks (national constitutional texts, draft bills, acts, notes, press releases, articles, etc.). The text will be updated on a regular basis and hold as reference the version number and the date of edition.

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