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The Reform of the Electoral Law of the European Union: European Added Value Assessment accompanying the legislative own-initiative Report (Co-Rapporteurs Danuta Hübner and Jo Leinen)

25-09-2015

The legislative initiative report on the "Reform of the Electoral Law of the European Union", drawn-up by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs calls for amendment of the Act concerning the election of Members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage. In this report, the Co-Rapporteurs Danuta Hübner and Jo Leinen propose a number of measures with the aim of enhancing the democratic nature of the European elections; reinforcing the legal status of citizenship of the Union; improving ...

The legislative initiative report on the "Reform of the Electoral Law of the European Union", drawn-up by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs calls for amendment of the Act concerning the election of Members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage. In this report, the Co-Rapporteurs Danuta Hübner and Jo Leinen propose a number of measures with the aim of enhancing the democratic nature of the European elections; reinforcing the legal status of citizenship of the Union; improving the functioning of the European Parliament and the governance of the Union; strengthening the legitimacy and efficiency of the European Parliament; enhancing the effectiveness of the system for conducting European elections and providing for greater electoral equality for the citizens of the Union.The arguments in support of the proposals of the European Parliament are set out in detail in this European Added Value Assessment.

Codification of Passenger Rights: Cost of Non-Europe Report

15-07-2015

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This report analyses the costs for citizens and business of the absence of a consolidated framework for Passenger Rights as well as the feasibility and the merits of such a consolidation in a single legislative instrument.Regulatory and practical gaps and inconsistencies in EU passenger legislation result ...

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This report analyses the costs for citizens and business of the absence of a consolidated framework for Passenger Rights as well as the feasibility and the merits of such a consolidation in a single legislative instrument.Regulatory and practical gaps and inconsistencies in EU passenger legislation result in passengers not being equally protected across the various transport modes. The lack of a consolidated and consistent framework weakens the effective enforcement of Passenger Rights, affects the quality of service and creates barriers for seamless travel. The costs of these shortcomings for transport users and the whole society amount to at least 355 million euro annually.Although requiring a complex legislative effort, the establishment of a single EU framework for passenger rights in the form of an EU Codex would present the highest added value in tackling the current problems.  A Common Frame of Reference could be a first step to such consistent and harmonised revision of Passenger Rights.

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Authors of Annex I: Levent Altan, Paola Banfi, Linda De Keyser, Agnieszka Markowska, Nathalie Meurens and Marilena Verbari of Milieu Ltd have written this European Added Value Assessment (EAVA) at the request of the European Added Value Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament.

The Cost of Non-Europe in Transport

19-03-2015

Transport is a vital component of the EU economy with huge untapped potential. The sector suffers however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs and that could be addressed through further action at EU level. The gains that could be achieved from addressing the identified issues in the four modes of transport - rail, road, air and maritime - are estimated to amount to at least 8.6 billion euros annually. While the four sectors show similarities in terms ...

Transport is a vital component of the EU economy with huge untapped potential. The sector suffers however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs and that could be addressed through further action at EU level. The gains that could be achieved from addressing the identified issues in the four modes of transport - rail, road, air and maritime - are estimated to amount to at least 8.6 billion euros annually. While the four sectors show similarities in terms of market fragmentation and lack of competitiveness, each sector requires its own approach to reform. This document summarises the main elements that build up the Cost of Non-Europe in the transport sector. This is an updated version of a briefing published in January 2015.

The Cost of Non-Europe in Transport

20-01-2015

Transport is a vital component of the EU economy with huge untapped potential. The sector suffers however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs and that could be addressed through further action at EU level. The gains that could be achieved from addressing the identified issues in the four modes of transport - rail, road, air and maritime - are estimated to amount to at least 8.6 billion euros annually. While the four sectors show similarities in terms ...

Transport is a vital component of the EU economy with huge untapped potential. The sector suffers however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs and that could be addressed through further action at EU level. The gains that could be achieved from addressing the identified issues in the four modes of transport - rail, road, air and maritime - are estimated to amount to at least 8.6 billion euros annually. While the four sectors show similarities in terms of market fragmentation and lack of competitiveness, each sector requires its own approach to reform. This document summarises the main elements that build up the Cost of Non-Europe in the transport sector.

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market for Transport and Tourism

28-10-2014

Significant progress has been achieved during the last 20 years in creating a Single Market for Transports. European tourism is and will remain a vital component of the economy, with enormous economic potential. Both sectors suffer however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs and that could be addressed through further action at EU level. The gains that could be achieved from addressing the identified issues have been estimated at 8.6 billion euro ...

Significant progress has been achieved during the last 20 years in creating a Single Market for Transports. European tourism is and will remain a vital component of the economy, with enormous economic potential. Both sectors suffer however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs and that could be addressed through further action at EU level. The gains that could be achieved from addressing the identified issues have been estimated at 8.6 billion euro annually for the transport sector and 6.2 billion euro annually for the tourism sector. Creating a fully integrated transport sector and a more efficient tourism sector will also mean improved mobility, better environmental sustainability, enhanced internal cohesion and international competitiveness of the EU. Action in these two sectors can be seen as a key driver of EU growth and as a response on how to face the globalisation challenges more efficiently.

European Council Conclusions: Rolling Check-List of Commitments To Date

26-06-2014

The European Council's role - to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' - has developed rapidly over the past five years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the EP's in-house research service and think tank, has been monitoring and analysing the delivery of the European Council on the various commitments made in the conclusions of ...

The European Council's role - to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' - has developed rapidly over the past five years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the EP's in-house research service and think tank, has been monitoring and analysing the delivery of the European Council on the various commitments made in the conclusions of its meetings. This overview, presented in the form of a Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date, is designed to review the degree of progress in realising the goals which the European Council set itself and to assist the Parliament in exercising its important oversight role in this area over the months and years ahead.

Combatting Violence against Women: European Added Value Assessment (+ Annexes I-II)

15-11-2013

Over and above the adverse and onerous consequences for female victims, violence against women brings with it significant costs for communities, societies and nations, affecting public well-being, health and safety, productivity, law enforcement and public budgets. It is estimated that the annual cost to the EU-28 of gender-based violence against women amounted to EUR 228 billion in 2011, or 1.8% of EU GDP. Although this problem, and the urgent need to address it, has been acknowledged, the current ...

Over and above the adverse and onerous consequences for female victims, violence against women brings with it significant costs for communities, societies and nations, affecting public well-being, health and safety, productivity, law enforcement and public budgets. It is estimated that the annual cost to the EU-28 of gender-based violence against women amounted to EUR 228 billion in 2011, or 1.8% of EU GDP. Although this problem, and the urgent need to address it, has been acknowledged, the current EU framework for fighting violence against women presents important shortcomings at different levels: national legislations of the 28 EU Member States offer unequal protection of women against all forms of violence; several international and regional instruments on combatting violence against women have been adopted but lack effectiveness in national legal orders; and despite undeniable progress, the measures adopted at EU level present important lacunae, notably in terms of prevention. Annexes: I - Assessing the necessity and effects of intervention at EU level by REGINE research programme on Gender (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) II - Economic and legal aspects of the added value of measures to combat violence against women by Professor Sylvia Walby and Philippa Olive (Lancaster University)

The Cost of Non-Europe in Development Policy: Increasing Coordination between EU Donors

15-07-2013

The European Parliament's Committee on Development requested a Cost of Non-Europe (CoNE) Report in the field of development cooperation, to prepare a legislative initiative report on increasing coordination between the EU and the Member States on development aid programmes. This Report builds on expertise provided by the Südwind Institut, the Royal Elcano Institute and Professor Arne Bigsten. It explains that lack of effective coordination of development aid among EU donors -specifically between ...

The European Parliament's Committee on Development requested a Cost of Non-Europe (CoNE) Report in the field of development cooperation, to prepare a legislative initiative report on increasing coordination between the EU and the Member States on development aid programmes. This Report builds on expertise provided by the Südwind Institut, the Royal Elcano Institute and Professor Arne Bigsten. It explains that lack of effective coordination of development aid among EU donors -specifically between the Member States and the European Commission- has significant economic and political costs. Economically, some EUR 800 million could be saved annually on transaction costs if donors concentrated their aid efforts on fewer countries and activities. An extra EUR 8.4 billion of annual savings could potentially be achieved from better cross-country allocation patterns. Politically, better coordination would result in increased impact and greater visibility for the EU development policy on the world stage Annex I – The Cost of Non-Europe in Development Policy. Research paper by the Südwind Institut Annex II - Case study: Morocco. Research paper by Elcano Royal Institute Annex III- Quantifying the economic benefits of increased EU donor coordination. Research paper by Prof. Arne Bigsten (University of Gothenburg)

Law of Administrative Procedure of the European Union: European Added Value Assessment (+ Annexes I-III)

15-10-2012

Article 298 TFEU and the Charter of Fundamental Rights establish a right of citizens to good administration. However, the current legal framework is fragmented, patchy and uneven and the detailed provisions needed to enforce this right are lacking. This assessment argues that a Regulation constituting a general Law of Administrative Procedure would bring significant added value. ANNEXES: I- Enforcing citizens' right to good administration: time for action. II- Aspects relating to added value for ...

Article 298 TFEU and the Charter of Fundamental Rights establish a right of citizens to good administration. However, the current legal framework is fragmented, patchy and uneven and the detailed provisions needed to enforce this right are lacking. This assessment argues that a Regulation constituting a general Law of Administrative Procedure would bring significant added value. ANNEXES: I- Enforcing citizens' right to good administration: time for action. II- Aspects relating to added value for citizens and economic operators. III- Aspects relating to the efficiency of the EU administration.

Extern avdelning

Päivi Leino-Sandberg (Annex I), Jacques Ziller (Annex II), Blomeyer & Sanz (Annex III)

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