Scrutiny of EU policies : contributions to the workshop organised by the RSCAS February, 27 2017
Title: Scrutiny of EU policies : contributions to the workshop organised by the RSCAS February, 27 2017
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2017
In a period of deep crisis of the European project, of a scarcity of financial resources and with the EU facing new challenges, a rationalization and a concentration of resources would make its policies more efficient. Scrutiny of the implementation of EU legislation should be part of this process to make EU policies more focused on European priorities. EU scrutiny should not remain a concept managed internally by each institution, but should complete the legislative cycle in order to deliver better regulation. Is this already happening? How can better scrutiny be achieved? How could scrutiny of EU policies contribute to reform of the EU? These are some of the questions which were addressed during the workshop held at the RSCAS EUI in February 2017 in Florence and which can find some answers in the contributions collected in this publication. The articles published in this edited volume give a wide overview of how the initiatives Better Regulation and a Budget Focused on Results have started to frame EU policies in a new dimension, favouring the efficiency and effectiveness of EU policies. However, this process is not yet embedded in political decision-making. A further reflection on how measurement of the results of EU policies could contribute to more informed decisions should constitute a supplementary step that academics and institutions need to make.
Table of Contents:
-- Foreword by Brigid Laffan 1; -- Better Regulation: Scrutiny of EU Policies by Alfredo De Feo 2; -- The oversight of EU legislation by Vitor Caldeira 14; -- Better Regulation, Scrutiny and EU Budget Focus on Results by Nadia Calviño 16; -- Evidence-Based EU Policies: the DG Regional and Urban Policy’s Perspective by Mariana Hristecheva 24; -- Better Regulation:The Role of the Commission’s Regulatory Scrutiny Board by Bernard Naudts 30; -- The Commission’s power to withdraw legislative proposals, after its recognition by the Court of Justice by Nicola Lupo 39; -- The European Parliament’s use of the European Court of Auditors’ special reports in the scrutiny of EU budgetary performance by Paul Stephenson 44; -- Quality of EU legislation – The Role of National Parliaments by Katrin Auel 52; -- Better law-making and the integration of impact assessment in the decision-making process: the role of national parliaments by Elena Griglio 63; -- Territorial Impact Assessment: A key practical experience of territorial scrutiny by Béatrice Taulègne 87; -- Better Regulation and the Benefits of Service Trade Policy Reforms by Matteo Fiorini and Bernard Hoekman 94; -- Annex: Programme of the Workshop 101
This publication is based on the presentations given at the Workshop 'Better regulation : scrutiny of EU policies' held in Florence at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies on 27 February 2017.
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