About: subsidiarity

Future EU 05-12-2017

National and regional parliaments bet on Timmermans’ task force to gain clout

A few weeks after the European Commission launched yet another task force to look at ways to improve legislative scrutiny, national and regional parliaments representatives mulled new ideas to put more flesh on subsidiarity.

National parliaments invoke ‘yellow card’ in response to revised Posted Workers Directive

An attempt by the European Commission to revise the contentious Posted Workers directive is likely to fail, as the national parliaments of at least ten member states from Central and Eastern Europe are reported have used a yellow card to stop the legislation.
EU Priorities 2020 21-01-2016

Berlin slacks in exercising right to control Brussels

National parliaments are capable of influencing and even scrapping Brussels' projects. But a recent study has concluded that Berlin rarely exercises this right. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Agrifood 02-07-2015

German states draft bill for nationwide GMO ban

Five state governments in Germany are putting pressure on Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt, introducing a bill for a nationwide ban on GMOs instead of his “patchwork” proposal. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Future EU 25-06-2013

Dutch ‘subsidiarity review’ strikes a chord with UK euro critics

The British government hailed yesterday (24 June) a move by the Netherlands to initiate a process in the EU aimed at slashing the number of areas covered by common EU policy and legislation. The European Commission said it would follow the debate and figure out what conclusions to draw from it.

Brussels drops plans for EU law limiting right to strike

The European Commission has withdrawn proposed legislation limiting workers’ right to strike, amid a furore from trade unions and EU lawmakers in Parliament who waived a "yellow card" to Brussels for stepping over national sovereignty.
Future EU 20-07-2010

Irish parliament seeks greater EU scrutiny powers

Taking their cue from the Lisbon Treaty, Irish MPs this month called for new scrutiny powers compelling the Dublin government to take their views into account before agreeing to new EU legislation.
Regional Policy 15-04-2010

EU ignoring regions’ Lisbon Treaty rights: Vienna mayor

National administrations and the European Commission are ignoring the regions' new right to shape EU decisions under the Lisbon Treaty, Mayor of Vienna Michael Häupl told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 09-05-2008

National parliaments prepare for bigger role in the EU

Members of parliament from across the EU, meeting in Brdo (Slovenia) on 7-8 May, have begun developing an embryonic strategy to deal with new provisions contained in the EU's Lisbon Treaty that would significantly increase their powers within the EU. 
Brexit 17-10-2006

UK poll: Businesses become Eurosceptic

Benefits of the single market are outweighed by the costs of implementing EU regulations, according to a new poll of UK-based CEOs.
EU Priorities 2020 20-04-2006

EU seeks to counter fears of “creeping centralisation”

The Austrian Presidency has organised a conference to discuss how the EU can be brought closer to its citizens and what contributions regions, local authorities and national parliaments can make.
Regional Policy 13-04-2006

German government says it knows best what is good for growth

German economy minister Michael Glos challenges the Commission's powers to define which kinds of investments are relevant to the EU's Jobs and Growth strategy.
Future EU 08-04-2003

Convention in favour of co-decision for the budget procedure

A majority tendency in favour of applying co-decision to the budget procedure emerged from the Convention's debate of the Union's finances on 4 April.
Future EU 04-04-2003

Convention to address future EU finances

The 105-member Convention on the future of the Europe will debate the Union's finances on the second day of its plenary session on 4 April.
EU Elections 09 04-04-2003

Convention divided over proposal to create an EU public prosecutor

The Convention on the future of Europe debated the draft articles on the area of freedom, security and justice at its plenary session on 3 April. Whilst there was wide divergence of positions on the proposed creation of the European public prosecutor, most speakers supported the idea of setting up a European border guard.
EU Priorities 2020 25-03-2003

EU may hold special Summit on institutional reform in June

The Greek Presidency of the EU is examining the possibility of organising a special summit in June to discuss the institutional reform.
EU Priorities 2020 24-03-2003

Convention meets in extra session to debate EU’s objectives

The Convention will hold an additional session on 26 March to continue its debate on draft Articles 1 to 7.
Future EU 19-03-2003

Convention keen to deal with EU’s finances

The Convention President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing has revealed new draft articles of the future Constitutional Treaty, dealing with the EU's finances.
Future EU 19-03-2003

Convention’s progress report taken off the Summit agenda

Due to the imminent war in Iraq, EU leaders have taken the debate on the Convention's progress report off the agenda of their Brussels Summit on 20 March.
Future EU 18-03-2003

Iraq crisis takes a toll on EU reform

Growing rift among the European governments over the Iraq crisis has contributed to a delay in the drafting of the EU constitution. The Convention President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing stated at the plenary session on 17 March that it might not be possible to present a draft to the European Council in Thessaloniki on 20-21 June 2003.
Future EU 17-03-2003

Convention tackles subsidiarity and role of national parliaments

At its next session on 17-18 March, the Convention will discuss subsidiarity and the role of national parliaments in the EU.
Regional Policy 13-01-2003

MEP report to strengthen role of regions and local authorities in EU decision-making

In their first plenary session in 2003, MEPs will consider a report calling for more involvement of regional and local authorities in EU decision-making.
Future EU 04-10-2002

Convention to present draft EU Constitution on 28 October

European Convention President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing has announced that he would present an outline of a future EU Constitutional Treaty to the Convention at its plenary session on 28 and 29 October.
Future EU 03-10-2002

Convention debates EU legal personality and subsidiarity

The European Convention is discussing final reports by Working Groups on Legal Personality and Subsidiarity at its plenary session on 3 and 4 October.