EU legislative affairs: long-term trends and pandemic challenges

16th June 2021 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
At the EGPP Seminar Series on 16 June 2021, Selma Bendjaballah (Sciences Po Paris) and Valentin Kreilinger (Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies) will discuss the long-term trends in EU legislative affairs and the consequences of the pandemic on the working methods of the EU institutions. This seminar takes place as a joint event with the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS).

The number of adopted legislative acts in the EU was exceptionally low in 2020 and while the number of legislative proposals by the European Commission continued to decline, the average duration of the legislative process, which had reached an all-time high in 2016, decreased and became less linear in the past four years. The pandemic did not allow the EU to work in the same way as before. Both the institutional preparedness and the responses of the major EU institutions varied to a great extent. To some extent, the EU institutions and the legislative process have become less accessible, less transparent and less accountable. Certain formal procedures had to be replaced by alternative means of reaching decisions. This has shifted power within institutions, but also in the inter-institutional game.

The presentation is based on the European Policy Analysis that is forthcoming in early June at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies and that will be available here.

This event will take place on Zoom. Please register below to receive the link.

Speakers: Selma Bendjaballah & Valentin Kreilinger