About: comitology

Politics 16-06-2017

Support for Lisbon Treaty was unnecessary investment of political capital

The mantra of European elites for the support of the Lisbon Treaty included greater transparency of the decision-making process. Almost ten years after signing the Treaty, Mirek Topolánek says he now knows "for sure" that his support was unnecessary.
Public Affairs 16-02-2017

Comitology reform: Doing, undoing and redoing is still hard work

To avoid taking responsibility for contentious proposals like GMO and pesticide approvals, the European Commission’s proposed comitology reform aims to put member states in the frontline, writes Daniel Guéguen.
András Baneth, managing director, Public Affairs Council
EU Priorities 2020 17-11-2014

Regulatory advocacy in the EU: 5 years of ‘new’ comitology

Established by the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009, the ‘new’ system of adopting implementing and delegated acts is playing an increasingly important role in the EU decision-making process and, as a result, has made a dramatic change in the EU’s regulatory dynamic, writes András Baneth.
Public Affairs 19-04-2013

Bad news for EU decision-making: Comitology no longer exists

In the three years since the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, EU decision-making has become more complex and opaque, and there are signs that the secondary legislative procedure, or comitology, no longer exists, writes Daniel Guéguen.
Health 22-05-2012

Europe’s legal order: Who is the boss in Brussels?

The answer is the European Commission, but only because of bad procedural practices after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, argues Daniel Guéguen.
Public Affairs 27-04-2011

New comitology: Key developments to keep an eye on

Stakeholders must keep a close eye on the way in which executive powers are delegated to the European Commission under the Lisbon Treaty, which fundamentally reformed the way in which EU policies are implemented under the so-called ‘comitology’ procedure, explains Alan Hardacre of the European Institute of Public Administration in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.
Public Affairs 05-01-2011

Delegated and Implementing Acts: The New Comitology

On 16 December the European Parliament approved a new EU regulation on so-called 'implementing acts' and the Council of Ministers should now ratify the text, which will establish two new worlds in EU comitology: 'delegated' and 'implementing' acts, write Dr Alan Hardacre and Dr Michael Kaeding from the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA).