Inter-Institutional Agreement On Better Law-Making

The European Parliament and the Council will ensure that their legislative proposals are better synchronized, in the interests of efficiency. In particular, the European Parliament and the Council will compare the indicative timetables for the different phases leading to the final adoption of each legislative proposal. The global “Better Legislation” programme proposed by the Juncker Commission consists of two main elements. It is not easy to understand how a legislative proposal is drawn up at EU level and to follow its path through all the institutions up to its moment in national legislation. The process is often complicated and can be long. At the same time, it is essential to ensure the quality of regulation and to ensure that it meets the needs of society and businesses. That is why the European institutions are constantly thinking about how to improve EU legislation. They also aim to improve cooperation between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union in order to better serve EU citizens. The three institutions will improve communication with the public throughout the legislative cycle and, in particular, will jointly communicate the outcome of the ordinary legislative process when they reach an agreement, through joint press conferences or other means deemed appropriate. The three institutions recognise the importance of ensuring that each institution can exercise its rights and fulfil its treaty obligations, as interpreted by the European Court of Justice, with regard to the negotiation and conclusion of international agreements.

The analysis of this agreement may be the subject of a number of concerns. First, some authors fear that the agreement itself and co-regulation will be withdrawn from the agreement, despite its relevance in the 2003 agreement. [8] This could deter stakeholders from “cooperating with the Commission in public-private sector cooperation in the development and enforcement of the rules,” which is particularly relevant for innovation and technological development. [9] Provisional text of the proposed “Better Legislate” inter-institutional agreement by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on 15 December 2015 (proposal for improved regulation).