Comitology – European Commission proposes amendments
The Commission has adopted on 14 February 2017 a proposal for targeted and limited amendments to Regulation (EU) 182/2011, known as the 'Comitology Regulation'.
In line with the commitment of President Juncker in his State of the Union speech, the aim is to ensure wider political transparency, accountability and ownership by Member States of politically sensitive implementing acts.
The term "comitology" is shorthand for the way the Commission exercises the implementing powers conferred by the EU legislator with the assistance of committees of representatives from the EU Member States. "Comitology committees" give an opinion on draft implementing acts prepared by the Commission departments. They are chaired by the European Commission.
- Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers - 2017/035 (COD)
- Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers