Comitologie in Europe

Description of Comitologie

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes comitologie in the following terms: [1] The science of committees, a necessary skill in Brussels, where theCommission’s implementation of policy and law is subject to supervision by numerous committees set up, and staffed, by the member states. These committees may be purely advisory or may have some real delegated powers. The general rule is that the Commission is obliged to ‘take account’ of Opinions, but not to act on them unless ordered to do so by the Council. The European Parliament, resentful of its own exclusion from these secret proceedings dominated by the Commission, favours increased ‘transparency’ – for example, by requiring the Commission’s committees to report regularly to the Parliament’s committees.


Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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