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The call for more Transparency within the Comitology system - Normative Assessment of EU’s Comitology System in implementation acts, its accountability and transparency between 2009-2017

Jonasson Krook, Markus LU (2019) STVK02 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
In studies surrounding the EU, assessments usually focus on the decision-making in the first tier-rule making system between the Commission, Parliament and the Council. What this study has analyzed is the second-tier rule making system, The Comitology. This institution is built up by hundreds of different committees tackling different subjects. Each committee is represented by one representative from each member state to make a decision in the implementation drafts put forward by the Commission. The Comitology is the Commission’s examination and advisory procedures before an act is implemented. The assessment has in reports and its register, studied decision-making within the Comitology from the theories Transparency, Accountability,... (More)
In studies surrounding the EU, assessments usually focus on the decision-making in the first tier-rule making system between the Commission, Parliament and the Council. What this study has analyzed is the second-tier rule making system, The Comitology. This institution is built up by hundreds of different committees tackling different subjects. Each committee is represented by one representative from each member state to make a decision in the implementation drafts put forward by the Commission. The Comitology is the Commission’s examination and advisory procedures before an act is implemented. The assessment has in reports and its register, studied decision-making within the Comitology from the theories Transparency, Accountability, Principal-Agent and Multi-level governance since start of the Treaty of Lisbon. The normative assessment showed that when a committee vote results ends in no opinion, the system is at most lacking in accountability and improvements have to be made to the register in order to gain more transparency. The conclusion asserts that the changes that are in the process of being made within the Comitology are important, but it also argues if it really is the ultimate change to an already complex system. (Less)
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Jonasson Krook, Markus LU
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STVK02 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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EU, Comitology, multi-level governance, transparency, accountability
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English
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8975848
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2019-09-06 09:46:38
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  abstract     = {In studies surrounding the EU, assessments usually focus on the decision-making in the first tier-rule making system between the Commission, Parliament and the Council. What this study has analyzed is the second-tier rule making system, The Comitology. This institution is built up by hundreds of different committees tackling different subjects. Each committee is represented by one representative from each member state to make a decision in the implementation drafts put forward by the Commission. The Comitology is the Commission’s examination and advisory procedures before an act is implemented. The assessment has in reports and its register, studied decision-making within the Comitology from the theories Transparency, Accountability, Principal-Agent and Multi-level governance since start of the Treaty of Lisbon. The normative assessment showed that when a committee vote results ends in no opinion, the system is at most lacking in accountability and improvements have to be made to the register in order to gain more transparency. The conclusion asserts that the changes that are in the process of being made within the Comitology are important, but it also argues if it really is the ultimate change to an already complex system.},
  author       = {Jonasson Krook, Markus},
  keyword      = {EU,Comitology,multi-level governance,transparency,accountability},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The call for more Transparency within the Comitology system - Normative Assessment of EU’s Comitology System in implementation acts, its accountability and transparency between 2009-2017},
  year         = {2019},
}