EU: Comitology: European Parliament draft Recommendations on implementing measures

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Draft recommendations (pdf)

An important issue on a seemingly obscure area of EU decision-making.

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments:

"EU decision-making does not finish with the formal adoption of a legislative measure, the detailed implementation is decided in secretive comitology committees of member state representatives and the Commission - for example, the discussion over the age at which children should be fingerprinted for passports and travel documents.

The European Parliament is right to insist that all documents should be made public as soon as they are put on the table and that they should be accessible on a public register. Otherwise there will be no public access until after measures have been adopted which is quite unacceptable in a democracy"

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