[News] A New Step Towards a European Code of Administrative Procedure (By guest blogger Thomas Perroud)
The European Ombudsman and the European Parliament have been
pushing for some time now for the drafting of a European code of administrative
procedure. The project is under way and the European Parliament has adopted a
Resolution with recommendations to the Commission on a Law of Administrative
Procedure of the European Union (available here).
The resolution is very general. The project would take the
form of a regulation and should aim at guaranteeing the right to good
administration by means of an open, efficient and independent administration
based on a European Law of Administrative Procedure. The scope of the Code is
clearer. It is limited to direct administration and to the relations with the
public: it should apply to the Union's institutions, bodies, offices and
agencies (‘the Union's administration') in their relations with the public.
An impact assessment was also made. It is to be found here.