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Drinking Water Directive

Written by Ivana Kiendl Kristo, The Drinking Water Directive (DWD) sets quality standards for drinking water and requires that Member States ensure monitoring and compliance with these standards. By and large, it has been successful, best exemplified by the high, and increasing, levels of compliance across the European Union (EU) with the microbiological, chemical and … Continue reading

Judicial rules and cooperation in family matters (recast of Brussels IIa Regulation)

Written by Hubert Dalli, This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above Commission proposal (the proposal), submitted on 30 June 2016 and referred to Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs. The proposal is a recast of the Brussels IIa Regulation (the … Continue reading

Evaluation and ex-post impact assessment at EU level

Parliament has its own ex-post impact assessment tool at its disposal, in the form of so-called implementation reports. This specific type of own-initiative report, provided for in Parliament’s Rules of Procedure (Annex XVII, Article 1, indent 1(e)), allows parliamentary committees to scrutinise how EU legislation, soft law instruments and international agreements have been transposed into national law, implemented and enforced. Continue reading

The inclusion of financial services in EU free trade and association agreements: Effects on money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance

Written by Isabelle Ioannides, The EU has increasingly opened up market opportunities for European business by negotiating trade and association agreements, as well as investment agreements, with key countries. Services, which account for approximately 70% of EU GDP, are an increasingly important part of international trade, especially with the growing role of technology and the … Continue reading

European Parliament and Erasmus+

Written by Denise Chircop (Members’ Research Service) and Anna Zygierewicz (Ex-Post Impact Assessment), Erasmus+ was launched in 2014 as a single programme in the field of education, training, youth and sport under the multiannual financial framework (MFF) package for 2014-2020. It brings together previous programmes and introduces sport as a new area of activity. A single … Continue reading

The Establishment of an EU Entry/Exit System

Written by Hubert Dalli, This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above Commission proposals, submitted on 6 April 2016 and referred to Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Between 2002 and 2011 the European Commission issued a … Continue reading

Review of the EU copyright Framework: European Implementation Assessment

Written by Stéphane Reynolds This ‘European Implementation Assessment’ study aims to provide briefing for the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) ahead of the publication of the Commission’s legislative proposals concerning the modernisation of the EU copyright framework, which are expected towards the end of 2015. Its objective is to help JURI Members achieve a better … Continue reading

EU Emissions Trading System: cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

Written by Samuele Dossi This note provides an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal which was adopted on 15 July 2015 and has been referred to the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is … Continue reading

Initial Appraisals of European Commission Impact Assessments

Written by Sam Prestidge When an EU policy initiative is likely to have significant economic, social and/or environmental effects, the European Commission usually produces an Impact Assessment (IA) to accompany its legislative proposal. Commission IAs seek to verify and justify the need for EU action and to identify the likely impacts of the various policy options available, … 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

Money Market Funds: Impact Assessment of Substantive EP Amendments

Written by Claudio Collovà Executive Summary Europe Economics was asked to assess the feasibility and impacts of potential changes contained in a number of substantive amendments to the proposed regulation on Money Market Funds (MMFs) being considered by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. The amendments in question would require any constant net asset value … 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

Ex-ante Impact Assessment in the EU

Written by Claudio Collovà What comes to your mind if we say ‘impact assessment’? Ex-ante impact assessment analyses the likely effects of important policy initiatives, including draft laws, and the reasoning behind them, before European institutions take a decision on them. The EU institutions have been doing this for over 10 years, attempting to improve the … Continue reading

Earth observation satellite data for commercial purposes: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

Written by Alina-Alexandra Georgescu This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the Commission proposal for a Directive on the dissemination of Earth observation satellite data for commercial purposes. Overall, the impression is that the IA has made a genuine attempt to … Continue reading

At least €990 billion of untapped economic growth potential

Written by Risto Nieminen Why economic growth is important Weak or negative growth curbs EU economy, endangers fiscal sustainability, hampers income levels and increases unemployment and inequality. The EU’s economic recovery remains fragile and subdued. Labour markets have improved only mildly and weak growth has compounded disinflationary trends. The persistence of high structural unemployment has … Continue reading

Appliances burning gaseous fuels : Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

Written by Alina-Alexandra Georgescu and Alison Davies This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal. This is a proposal to replace the Gas Appliances Directive 2009/142/EC (GAD) of 30 November 2009, which aims to permit the free movement of appliances and fittings burning … Continue reading

Single Market in Transport and Tourism: Cost of Non-Europe Report

Single Market in Transport and Tourism : Cost of Non-Europe Report Significant progress has been achieved during the last 20 years in creating a Single Market for Transports. European tourism is and will remain a vital component of the economy, with enormous economic potential. Both sectors suffer however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs … Continue reading

Summary: Panel Discussion on ‘Cost of Non-Europe’ study

Written by Kristina Svobodová and Zsolt Pataki A Panel Discussion on ‘Cost of Non-Europe: A Route to Growth without Debt?’ took place on 10 October in the EPRS Library Reading Room. The main goal was to present and discuss the Mapping the ‘Cost of Non-Europe’, 2014-19 study, focusing on the topic of whether, and to what … Continue reading

Review of EU waste management targets: Initial Appraisal of the Commission’s Impact Assessment

Written by Alison Davies This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment accompanying its proposal for a Directive amending exisitng directives on waste, waste packaging, landfill of waste, end-of-life vehicles, batteries and waste electrical and electronic equipment, transmitted on 14 July 2014. Prepared by … Continue reading

Common unemployment insurance scheme for the euro area : Cost of Non-Europe Report

The European Parliament has called for a “social dimension” to the Economic and Monetary Union to tackle unemployment and restore growth following the recent economic crisis. Among various alternative options, automatic stabilisers could potentially be means of stabilising the Eurozone, while at the same time addressing social problems associated with the financial crisis. This Cost … Continue reading

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