Presenting the “European Union regulatory fitness and subsidiarity and proportionality report on Better Law-Making covering the years 2017, 2018 and 2019,” Kolakušić said the expansion of EU powers harmed the EU’s democracy and functioning, and that it was necessary to protect better member states’ possibility to make decisions and act without European institutions interfering whenever possible.
620 votes adopted the report in favor, 20 against, and 51 abstentions.
The EP stresses that acting at the EU level must be justified concerning possibilities available at a national, regional, or local level while respecting retroactive assessment, impact assessment, and consultation with stakeholders.
MEPs call for reviewing the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and introducing the EP’s right to legislative initiative, given that it directly represents European citizens.
Kolakušić said the report contained an important call on MEPs, all member states, and EU citizens that the EU must change and that the power to move bills must be given to citizens and their representatives in the EP.
The resolution presents solutions to the weakened regulation of compliance with subsidiarity and proportionality principles.
MEPs push for better participation by national parliaments in legislative procedures at the EU level.
The EP calls for more open access to the drafting of legislative texts and enabling the independent moving of bills.
To have better regulations, it is essential that the European Parliament, Council, and Commission be included in more structured cooperation to assess the application and effectiveness of EU law to improve legislation, the resolution says.
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