Answer given by Vice-President Šefčovič on behalf of the European Commission
The Commission’s evaluations and impact assessments can be accessed already through EUR-Lex, the Register of Commission Documents and on the Have your Say portal. Members of the EU institutions can access them also through the interinstitutional database of EU studies (and evaluations). The Commission is working to link these evidence registers and portals.
The Joint Legislative Portal is an interinstitutional endeavour of the three EU institutions, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, and the progress depends on the shared effort. The three institutions have tasked the Publications Office to develop the portal and work is ongoing.
The first version of the portal is planned to be available to the public by the end of 2023 with basic search functions, displaying the most important events and information. The intention is to deliver the portal, with all the information and functionalities by the end of 2024.
The planned budget to develop the portal is EUR 250 000. Additionally, the costs related to the necessary developments in the institutions’ internal systems are for the European Parliament: EUR 300 000, for the Council: EUR 180 000 and for the Commission: EUR 316 000.