No. 256. A Call to Members of the European Parliament: Take transparency seriously and enact the ‘legislative footprint’ Cover Image

No. 256. A Call to Members of the European Parliament: Take transparency seriously and enact the ‘legislative footprint’
No. 256. A Call to Members of the European Parliament: Take transparency seriously and enact the ‘legislative footprint’

Author(s): Lukas Obholzer
Subject(s): Politics and law, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: European Parliament; legislative footprint; EP Bureau and Conference of Presidents; EU decision-making;
Summary/Abstract: The code of conduct that was agreed by a cross-party working group of the European Parliament (EP), the EP Bureau and Conference of Presidents is a watered-down compromise that lacks provision for the introduction of the ‘legislative footprints’ that the plenary requested the Bureau to set up. The legislative footprint is a document that would detail the time, person, and subject of a legislator’s contact with a stakeholder. Published as anannex to legislative reports, it would provide insight into who gave input into draft legislation. Unfortunately, the Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) Committee with Mr Carlo Casini (EPP) as Chair and Rapporteur has so far failed to improve the draft in this respect.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English