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By Cassidy B.

The appointment of a brand new group of ecu Commissioners—many new to their briefs and all prepared to exhibit a extra listening angle than their predecessors—is a golden chance for people with a message to carry, be they from the non-public area, alternate institutions, exchange unions, neighborhood professionals, different public zone our bodies, charities or different non-governmental organizations.But easy methods to utilize those possibilities? tips to concentration your energies on these components of the approach probably to reply favorably? tips to care for quite a bit swap abruptly? And, with the quick progress of the lobbying in Brussels, tips on how to make your voice heard amidst the emerging clamor?Benefits of studying this record This well timed file explains how regulations are formulated and directives drafted, a strategy that is mysterious to so much outdoors observers. It presents an authoritative and crucial reference advisor on how the eu Union's associations paintings, how they have interaction with one another, and who, how and while to persuade and get your message throughout. it is going to assist you to:assess the consequences for you (and your company or consumers) of the hot balances of energy, either among the various associations and among many of the political teams converse successfully with the fee, the Parliament and their a variety of representatives assessment your equipment and assets to make sure that your message not just will get heard but additionally will get effects Who should still learn this Report?This document offers in-depth and sensible suggestions to an individual concerned with lobbying and people short of well-directed, low-budget and winning campaigns. specifically it is going to be invaluableto:Government and regulatory affairs employees Public family members managers and administrators company and public affairs administrators and executives somebody whose paintings is concerned or stimulated by way of any of the associations concerned.

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The most frequent Council meetings are those of General Affairs, Agriculture, Budget, Consumers, Culture, Development, Economic and Financial Affairs (known by the acronym ECOFIN), Education, Energy, Environment, Industry, Justice and Home Affairs, Internal Market, Fisheries, Research, Health, Telecommunications, Transport and Employment, and Social Affairs. The General Affairs, Agriculture and ECOFIN Councils generally meet once a month whilst the others meet as often as required, normally two to four times a year.

All three vote at first reading by simple majority. If the Council agrees the Parliament’s amendments, or there are none, the proposal is adopted. The joint declaration aims to arrive at a situation where as many proposals as possible can be adopted at first reading. The Commission is committed to facilitating that. The Parliament’s second reading is based on a ‘common position’ arrived at by the Council by qualified majority voting (QMV). The Council is required to explain to the Parliament the reasons that have led it to adopt the common position and the reasons for rejection (if any) of Parliament amendments.

Oral’ questions are mainly used for making a political point or highlighting an issue. They can be very useful to interest groups and many parliamentary questions have obviously been drafted for MEPs by third parties who have a specific concern. ‘Written’ questions are a more appropriate way of eliciting information, some of it very detailed. Written questions to the Commission and the Council should be answered within six weeks. The questions and answers are published in the OJ. ) The European Parliament and the Budget The annual budgetary procedure under which the Commission makes proposals, but Parliament and the Council co-decide as what is known as the ‘budgetary authority’, provides an opportunity for interest groups, especially non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to try to get a reference to themselves or their spheres of activity in the budget.

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