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Parliamentary question - P-000097/2022Parliamentary question

Are you still there, Guardian of the Treaties?

Priority question for written answer  P-000097/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Sophia in 't Veld (Renew)

In a recently published study[1], two renowned academic researchers reported a shocking finding: the Commission has since 2004 deliberately and systematically weakened its enforcement of EU law by applying ‘forbearance’. The number of infringement proceedings has dropped significantly across all policy fields. The researchers present strong evidence that this shift stems from a deliberate policy choice by the Commission leadership. The so-called ‘EU Pilot’ (an opaque mechanism to prevent infringement procedures through informal contacts with Member State governments) was a key instrument for the new enforcement policy. However, out-of-court settlements and dialogue are less effective, less transparent, do not allow for proper public scrutiny and do not yield case-law.

In the light of this:

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