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Impact Assessment and European Added Value work during the eighth legislative term, 2014-2019

Better law-making is at the same time both a policy objective and a process. As a methodology, its purpose is to design and to decide on regulation that is fit for purpose. Continue reading

Area of freedom, security and justice: Cost of non-Europe

Since the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1999, the EU offers its citizens an area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ). In this area, the free movement of persons should be ensured, in conjunction with appropriate measures with respect to external border controls, asylum and migration, as well as preventing and combating crime. Continue reading

The cost of non-Europe in the area of legal migration

Ensuring that legally residing non-European Union nationals, referred to as third-country nationals (TCNs), are treated fairly and in a non-discriminatory manner is the goal of the EU’s efforts to build a comprehensive EU immigration policy. Continue reading

The added value of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), and its revision

Introduced by the 2007 Treaty of Lisbon and made operational on 1 April 2012 by EU Regulation No 211/2011, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is aimed at bringing the EU closer to its citizens by enabling them to invite the European Commission to make a proposal for a legal act. Continue reading

Equality and the Fight against Racism and Xenophobia: Cost of Non-Europe Report

Equality is one of the fundamental values on which the European Union is founded. It is reflected in the Treaties and the Charter, as well as in EU secondary legislation. Nevertheless, one in five people within the EU have experienced discrimination in the last 12 months. Continue reading

A common EU approach to liability rules and insurance for connected and autonomous vehicles

Two key trends are shaping the future of personal mobility: first, a shift from human (driver-driven) to machine (driverless-supercomputer driven) control of vehicles and second, a shift from individual to shared ownership of vehicles. Continue reading

Free movement of goods within the EU single market

The free movement of goods is one of the four fundamental freedoms of the EU – together with services, capital and people – and a cornerstone of the single market. Continue reading

Common agricultural policy

After World War II, Europe was in pieces, devastated and facing a shortage of food. The main objective of the European Coal and Steel Community, a new institution set up in 1952, was therefore to work to unite a fragmented Europe. Continue reading

Have your say on an EU administrative law

To help the European Parliament to understand how individuals, industries, consumers, civil society organisations, and public administrations experience their interaction with European Union administrations, the EU, through the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs, launches a public consultation on 15 December 2017. Continue reading

A Europe for mobile and international families

Cross-border aspects of family and succession law form part of EU judicial cooperation in civil matters (Article 81, Treaty on the Functioning of the EU – TFEU). Continue reading

‘Radar’ tool helps EU policy-makers plan for the future

Written by Risto Nieminen, Things change. In the European political environment and in the world in general, society has lately changed faster than ever before. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) have increased considerably. Today’s challenges are increasingly fast-moving, interconnected, and complex. Policy-makers nevertheless need solid information on which to base legislation. A systematic approach … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Sharing Economy: Economic, Social and Legal Challenges and Opportunities

Written by Pierre Goudin In recent years, a major evolution has begun to reshape the capitalist economy. Today, no-one can say with certainty to what extent the ‘sharing economy’ will change the economic landscape. Yet, the speed, dynamism and scale of the change seem to point to a substantial long-term trend. What is at work … Continue reading

The Reform of the Electoral Law of the European Union: European Added Value Assessment accompanying the legislative own-initiative Report

Written by Monika Nogaj and Eva-Maria Poptcheva Although the Treaties foresee the possibility of a uniform electoral procedure, elections to the European Parliament are determined by national electoral rules, which differ considerably from one Member State to the next. The discrepancies in national procedures make for a very complex overall process of electing Members of … Continue reading

Europeanisation of Civil Procedure

Written by Rafał Mańko On Friday, 26 June 2015, the EPRS Citizens’ Policies Unit, in cooperation with the European Added Value Unit, held a Policy Hub devoted to the Europeanisation of Civil Procedure. Moderated by Etienne Bassot, Director of the Members’ Research Service, the Policy Hub brought experts in the field like Stefaan Voet and Bart Krans together … Continue reading

Water Legislation : Cost of Non-Europe Report

Written by Thomas Zandstra, Infographic by Eulalia Claros This ‘Cost of Non-Europe’ study examines the state of implementation of current EU Water Legislation and identifies the cost of the lack of further European action in this field. The assessment made of existing water legislation confirms that there are still implementation gaps and areas of poor performance. … Continue reading

Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014 -19: Third edition (April 2015)

Written by Joseph Dunne On 13 April 2015, the European Parliamentary Research Service published the third edition of its study ‘Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014-19‘, previously published in March and July 2014. The analysis in the study builds, in large part, on a series of more detailed pieces of work undertaken for individual European Parliamentary Committees by the … Continue reading

The Added Value of EU policy in Education [European Added Value in Action]

Written by Eva Casalprim Background Although the 1957 Treaty of Rome first made reference to vocational training, which was known as an area of EU competence, was not until the Treaty of Maastricht that education was specifically recognised as a field in which the EU could contribute to the development of quality education by encouraging … Continue reading

EP work in the fields of Impact Assessment and European Added Value

Written by Joseph Dunne In June 2011, the Parliament adopted an own-initiative report (Niebler Report) on ‘guaranteeing independent impact assessment’, which welcomed the on-going development of the impact assessment process as an important aid to the legislature, argued that the concept of impact assessment should be applied throughout the policy cycle – on both an … Continue reading

The economic potential of the ten-point Juncker Plan for growth without debt

This paper offers a series of provisional estimations of the potential gains to the European Union economy over time from pursuing the ten-point plan presented by Jean-Claude Juncker to the European Parliament before he was elected President of the European Commission in July 2014. These guidelines also correspond to a significant degree to policy priorities established by the Members … Continue reading

Setting EU priorities: 2014-19 The ten points of Jean-Claude Juncker’s political guidelines

n advance of the European Parliament’s vote on 15 July 2014, which saw him elected as the next President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker set out the political agenda for his five-year term (2014-19) at the head of the institution. Continue reading

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