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2017/0035(COD) Mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers: implementing acts at appeal committee level

Progress: Awaiting committee decision

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Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 291-p3

Events

2019/09/18
   EP - ROPĖ Bronis (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in AGRI
2017/10/24
   FR_SENATE - Contribution
Documents
2017/06/19
   CZ_CHAMBER - Contribution
Documents
2017/06/06
   PL_SENATE - Contribution
Documents
2017/05/30
   EP - TURMES Claude (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in ITRE
2017/04/05
   EP - DELAHAYE Angélique (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/03/21
   EP - GUALTIERI Roberto (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in ECON
2017/03/20
   EP - VAN DE CAMP Wim (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2017/03/20
   EP - DURAND Pascal (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in AFCO
2017/03/01
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2017/02/28
   EP - SZÁJER József (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in JURI
2017/02/28
   EP - ROPĖ Bronis (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in AGRI
2017/02/14
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to improve the functioning of the comitology procedures.

PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.

BACKGROUND: Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 on comitology sets out the mechanism for the control of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers by Member States. Under the most frequently used procedure, the so-called “examination procedure”, the Commission representatives submit draft implementing acts to a committee composed of representatives from the Member States, which gives its opinion, generally by vote.

The appeal committee was introduced in Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 in order to elevate the debate, in particular in case the examination committee did not deliver an opinion, to a more political level.

The Commission has found itself in the past years in a situation where it is legally obliged to take an authorisation decision in the absence of a qualified majority of the Member States taking position (either in favour or against) in the committee. This 'no opinion' situation is in the Commission's view particularly problematic when it concerns politically sensitive matters of direct impact on citizens and businesses, for instance in the field of health and safety of humans, animals or plants (e.g. GMOs or glyphosate).

The Commission considered that Member States should, in these specific situations, also assume their responsibilities in the decision-making process to a greater extent. It is for this reason that it has proposed amendments to improve the functioning of the comitology procedures at the level of the appeal committee in order to ensure wider political accountability and ownership of politically sensitive implementing acts.

CONTENT: this proposal provides for targeted and limited amendments to Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 and thus relates to implementing acts only.

The Commission proposes to:

amend the voting rules for the appeal committee in order to reduce the risk of a no opinion scenario and to clarify the positions of the Member States. To this end, the proposal stipulates that only Member States which are present or represented, and which do not abstain, should be considered as participating Member States for the calculation of the qualified majority. In order to ensure that the voting outcome is representative a vote should only be considered valid if a simple majority of the Member States are participating members of the appeal committee; provide the possibility of a further referral to the appeal committee at ministerial level where no opinion is delivered. The changes proposed aim at reducing the risk of no opinion outcomes at the appeal committee level and at facilitating the decision-making and to ensure the political ownership of Member States of certain sensitive decisions; increase the transparency of the comitology procedure by proposing that the votes of the Member States' representatives taken in the appeal committee be made public (they are currently confidential); enable the Commission to formally refer specific cases after a no opinion outcome in the appeal committee for a non-binding opinion to the Council, with a view to obtaining its political orientation on the implications of the no opinion outcome.

Documents

AmendmentsDossier
192 2017/0035(COD)
2017/06/19 AFCO 29 amendments...
source: 606.148
2017/10/13 AGRI 16 amendments...
source: 610.563
2017/10/25 ECON 10 amendments...
source: 612.286
2017/10/26 INTA 14 amendments...
source: 612.280
2018/01/22 ENVI 66 amendments...
source: 616.711
2018/02/14 ITRE 57 amendments...
source: 618.148

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                                                      • date: 2017-06-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2017)0085 title: COM(2017)0085 type: Contribution body: PL_SENATE
                                                      • date: 2017-06-19T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2017)0085 title: COM(2017)0085 type: Contribution body: CZ_CHAMBER
                                                      • date: 2017-10-24T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2017)0085 title: COM(2017)0085 type: Contribution body: FR_SENATE
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                                                      • date: 2017-02-14T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2017/0085/COM_COM(2017)0085_EN.pdf title: COM(2017)0085 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2017&nu_doc=0085 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to improve the functioning of the comitology procedures. PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council. BACKGROUND: Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 on comitology sets out the mechanism for the control of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers by Member States. Under the most frequently used procedure, the so-called “examination procedure”, the Commission representatives submit draft implementing acts to a committee composed of representatives from the Member States, which gives its opinion, generally by vote. The appeal committee was introduced in Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 in order to elevate the debate, in particular in case the examination committee did not deliver an opinion, to a more political level. The Commission has found itself in the past years in a situation where it is legally obliged to take an authorisation decision in the absence of a qualified majority of the Member States taking position (either in favour or against) in the committee. This 'no opinion' situation is in the Commission's view particularly problematic when it concerns politically sensitive matters of direct impact on citizens and businesses, for instance in the field of health and safety of humans, animals or plants (e.g. GMOs or glyphosate). The Commission considered that Member States should, in these specific situations, also assume their responsibilities in the decision-making process to a greater extent. It is for this reason that it has proposed amendments to improve the functioning of the comitology procedures at the level of the appeal committee in order to ensure wider political accountability and ownership of politically sensitive implementing acts. CONTENT: this proposal provides for targeted and limited amendments to Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 and thus relates to implementing acts only. The Commission proposes to: amend the voting rules for the appeal committee in order to reduce the risk of a no opinion scenario and to clarify the positions of the Member States. To this end, the proposal stipulates that only Member States which are present or represented, and which do not abstain, should be considered as participating Member States for the calculation of the qualified majority. In order to ensure that the voting outcome is representative a vote should only be considered valid if a simple majority of the Member States are participating members of the appeal committee; provide the possibility of a further referral to the appeal committee at ministerial level where no opinion is delivered. The changes proposed aim at reducing the risk of no opinion outcomes at the appeal committee level and at facilitating the decision-making and to ensure the political ownership of Member States of certain sensitive decisions; increase the transparency of the comitology procedure by proposing that the votes of the Member States' representatives taken in the appeal committee be made public (they are currently confidential); enable the Commission to formally refer specific cases after a no opinion outcome in the appeal committee for a non-binding opinion to the Council, with a view to obtaining its political orientation on the implications of the no opinion outcome.
                                                      • date: 2017-03-01T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
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                                                      • PURPOSE: to improve the functioning of the comitology procedures.

                                                        PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

                                                        ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.

                                                        BACKGROUND: Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 on comitology sets out the mechanism for the control of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers by Member States. Under the most frequently used procedure, the so-called “examination procedure”, the Commission representatives submit draft implementing acts to a committee composed of representatives from the Member States, which gives its opinion, generally by vote.

                                                        The appeal committee was introduced in Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 in order to elevate the debate, in particular in case the examination committee did not deliver an opinion, to a more political level.

                                                        The Commission has found itself in the past years in a situation where it is legally obliged to take an authorisation decision in the absence of a qualified majority of the Member States taking position (either in favour or against) in the committee. This 'no opinion' situation is in the Commission's view particularly problematic when it concerns politically sensitive matters of direct impact on citizens and businesses, for instance in the field of health and safety of humans, animals or plants (e.g. GMOs or glyphosate).

                                                        The Commission considered that Member States should, in these specific situations, also assume their responsibilities in the decision-making process to a greater extent. It is for this reason that it has proposed amendments to improve the functioning of the comitology procedures at the level of the appeal committee in order to ensure wider political accountability and ownership of politically sensitive implementing acts.

                                                        CONTENT: this proposal provides for targeted and limited amendments to Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 and thus relates to implementing acts only.

                                                        The Commission proposes to:

                                                        • amend the voting rules for the appeal committee in order to reduce the risk of a no opinion scenario and to clarify the positions of the Member States. To this end, the proposal stipulates that only Member States which are present or represented, and which do not abstain, should be considered as participating Member States for the calculation of the qualified majority. In order to ensure that the voting outcome is representative a vote should only be considered valid if a simple majority of the Member States are participating members of the appeal committee;
                                                        • provide the possibility of a further referral to the appeal committee at ministerial level  where no opinion is delivered. The changes proposed aim at reducing the risk of no opinion outcomes at the appeal committee level and at facilitating the decision-making and to ensure the political ownership of Member States of certain sensitive decisions;
                                                        • increase the transparency of the comitology procedure by proposing that the votes of the Member States' representatives taken in the appeal committee be made public (they are currently confidential);
                                                        • enable the Commission to formally refer specific cases after a no opinion outcome in the appeal committee for a non-binding opinion to the Council, with a view to obtaining its political orientation on the implications of the no opinion outcome.
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                                                      2017-03-20T00:00:00
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                                                      2017-03-20T00:00:00
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                                                      • group: Verts/ALE name: DURAND Pascal
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                                                      ALDE
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                                                      CAVADA Jean-Marie
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                                                      ALDE
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                                                      CAVADA Jean-Marie
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                                                      2017-02-28T00:00:00
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                                                      • group: EPP name: SZÁJER József
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                                                      • group: GUE/NGL name: CHRYSOGONOS Kostas
                                                      • group: Verts/ALE name: DURAND Pascal
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                                                      2017-02-28T00:00:00
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                                                      • group: EPP name: SZÁJER József
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                                                      • date: 2017-02-14T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2017/0085/COM_COM(2017)0085_EN.pdf title: COM(2017)0085 type: Legislative proposal published celexid: CELEX:52017PC0085:EN type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission:
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