2015/2326(INI)

Monitoring the application of Union law. 2014 annual report

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2015/2326(INI) Monitoring the application of Union law. 2014 annual report
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion AFCO ANNEMANS Gerolf (ENF)
Opinion ECON TREMOSA I BALCELLS Ramon (ALDE)
Opinion EMPL KOZŁOWSKA-RAJEWICZ Agnieszka (EPP)
Opinion ENVI
Opinion IMCO
Opinion INTA
Opinion ITRE
Lead JURI HAUTALA Heidi (Verts/ALE) KAUFMANN Sylvia-Yvonne (S&D), DZHAMBAZKI Angel (ECR), MARINHO E PINTO António (ALDE)
Opinion PETI WIKSTRÖM Cecilia (ALDE)
Lead committee dossier: JURI/8/05074
Legal Basis RoP 052
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2016/10/06 Debate in Parliament
    • Debate in Parliament
    • T8-0385/2016 summary
  • 2016/09/09 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0262/2016 summary
  • 2016/09/05 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2015/11/26 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2015/07/09 Non-legislative basic document published
    • COM(2015)0329 summary
    • DG {u'url': u'http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/secretariat_general/index_en.htm', u'title': u'Secretariat-General'}, TIMMERMANS Frans

Documents

Votes

A8-0262/2016 - Heidi Hautala - § 8/1

2016/10/06
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 595 61 48 32 28 41 7 177 161 40 0
Against 11 1 0 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 0
Abstain 7 0 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0

A8-0262/2016 - Heidi Hautala - § 8/2

2016/10/06
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 500 60 7 17 0 41 0 177 158 40 0
Against 53 0 0 17 25 3 8 0 0 0 0
Abstain 56 1 42 1 6 1 4 0 1 0 0

A8-0262/2016 - Heidi Hautala - § 8/3

2016/10/06
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 513 58 7 17 12 43 1 176 160 39 0
Against 41 1 0 17 16 0 7 0 0 0 0
Abstain 51 1 43 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0

A8-0262/2016 - Heidi Hautala - § 10

2016/10/06
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 464 59 5 16 0 7 0 177 160 40 0
Against 70 1 2 19 29 11 8 0 0 0 0
Abstain 78 1 42 0 2 28 5 0 0 0 0

A8-0262/2016 - Heidi Hautala - Résolution

2016/10/06
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 490 60 5 17 0 32 2 176 160 38 0
Against 61 1 4 14 26 5 10 1 0 0 0
Abstain 57 0 41 2 5 8 1 0 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
251 2015/2326(INI) Monitoring the application of Union law. 2014 annual report
2015/12/10 EMPL 63 amendments...
source: PE-573.080
2016/03/04 PETI 33 amendments...
source: PE-578.683
2016/03/31 ECON 75 amendments...
source: PE-580.477
2016/04/05 JURI 62 amendments...
source: PE-578.824
2016/06/02 AFCO 18 amendments...
source: PE-584.092

History

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2016-11-26
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    • The Committee on Legal Affairs adopted the own-initiative report by Heidi HAUTALA (Greens/EFA, FI) following the annual report of 2014 on monitoring the application of Union law.

      Members stressed the Commission’s essential role in overseeing the application of EU law. They called on the Commission to continue its active role in developing various tools to improve EU law implementation, in the Member States, and to provide data, in addition to that on the implementation of EU directives, on implementation of EU regulations in its next annual report.

      Role of Parliament and stakeholders: while recalling that the role of monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of EU law lies with the Commission, Members acknowledged that Parliament also has a crucial role to play in this regard by exercising political oversight of the Commission’s enforcement actions. They suggested that it could contribute further to the timely and accurate transposition of EU legislation by sharing its expertise in the legislative decision-making process through pre-established links with national parliaments.

      The report also stressed the important role of the social partners, civil society organisations and other stakeholders in creating legislation and in monitoring and reporting shortcomings in the transposition and application of EU law by the Member States. It called on the European institutions to agree on more suitable timetables for the implementation of regulations and directives, whereby due account is taken of necessary scrutiny and consultation periods.

      Candidate countries: Members felt that Parliament itself should play a stronger role in the analysis of how accession countries and countries with association agreements with the European Union comply with EU law, and provide those countries with suitable assistance.

      More transparency: the report noted that the increase in the number of new EU Pilot files during the period under examination, and the decrease in the number of open infringement cases, show that the EU Pilot system has proved its usefulness, and has had a positive impact. It reiterated, however, that the enforcement of EU law is neither sufficiently transparent nor subject to any real control by the complainants and the interested parties. Members regretted that, despite repeated requests, Parliament still has inadequate access to information about the EU Pilot procedure and pending cases.

      Pointing out that sincere cooperation between the Commission and Parliament is an obligation incumbent on them both, Members called for the Framework Agreement on Relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission to be revised so as to enable information about EU Pilot procedures to be supplied in the form of a (confidential) document to the parliamentary committee responsible.

      In this context, the report also underlined that the Committee on Legal Affairs has set up a new Working Group on Administrative Law, which could be a source of inspiration for the Commission, to show that a regulation on the administrative procedure of the Union’s administration would be both useful and feasible to enact.

      The Commission was asked to present a legislative proposal on a European law of administrative procedure and to make compliance with EU law a real political priority, to be pursued in close collaboration with Parliament.

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    • The European Parliament adopted by 490 votes to 61, with 57 abstentions, a resolution following the annual report of 2014 on monitoring the application of Union law.

      Members stressed the Commission’s essential role in overseeing the application of EU law. They called on the Commission to continue its active role in developing various tools to improve EU law implementation, in the Member States, and to provide data, in addition to that on the implementation of EU directives, on implementation of EU regulations in its next annual report.

      Role of Parliament and stakeholders: while recalling that the role of monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of EU law lies with the Commission, Members acknowledged that Parliament also has a crucial role to play in this regard by exercising political oversight of the Commission’s enforcement actions. They suggested that it could contribute further to the timely and accurate transposition of EU legislation by sharing its expertise in the legislative decision-making process through pre-established links with national parliaments.

      Parliament also stressed the important role of the social partners, civil society organisations and other stakeholders in creating legislation and in monitoring and reporting shortcomings in the transposition and application of EU law by the Member States.

      It appreciated the importance attributed in the Commission’s annual report to petitions submitted by citizens, businesses and civil society organisations.

      Better enforcement: Parliament welcomed the fact that the new Interinstitutional Agreement on better law-making contains provisions that aim to improve the implementation and application of EU law and to encourage more structured cooperation in this respect. It supported the call, expressed in the agreement, for better identification of national measures that are not strictly related to Union legislation (a practice known as ‘gold plating’).

      Members called on the European institutions to agree on more suitable timetables for the implementation of regulations and directives, whereby due account is taken of necessary scrutiny and consultation periods.

      Candidate countries: Members felt that Parliament itself should play a stronger role in the analysis of how accession countries and countries with association agreements with the European Union comply with EU law, and provide those countries with suitable assistance. It is suggested that Parliament should draft proper reports, not simply resolutions, on all candidate countries in response to the annual progress reports released by the Commission.

      More transparency: Parliament noted that the increase in the number of new EU Pilot files during the period under examination, and the decrease in the number of open infringement cases, show that the EU Pilot system has proved its usefulness, and has had a positive impact. It reiterated, however, that the enforcement of EU law is neither sufficiently transparent nor subject to any real control by the complainants and the interested parties. Members regretted that, despite repeated requests, Parliament still has inadequate access to information about the EU Pilot procedure and pending cases.

      Pointing out that sincere cooperation between the Commission and Parliament is an obligation incumbent on them both, Parliament called for the Framework Agreement on Relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission to be revised so as to enable information about EU Pilot procedures to be supplied in the form of a (confidential) document to the parliamentary committee responsible.

      In this context, the resolution also underlined that the Committee on Legal Affairs has set up a new Working Group on Administrative Law, which could be a source of inspiration for the Commission, to show that a regulation on the administrative procedure of the Union’s administration would be both useful and feasible to enact.

      The Commission was asked to present a legislative proposal on a European law of administrative procedure and to make compliance with EU law a real political priority, to be pursued in close collaboration with Parliament.

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