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CM2107 ‘Working Documents’ (WK) in de Raad van de EU veroorzaken zorge-lijke toename van geheimhouding in wetgevingsproces

Welke EU-wetgevingsdocumenten wel of niet openbaar zijn is al lang omstreden in de Raad van de EU, ondanks duidelijke rechtspraak van het Hof van Justitie. Bij de invoering van het zoge-naamde ‘Delegates’ Portal’ in 2015 werden alle categorieën informele Raadsdocumenten vervan-gen door het nieuwe label ‘working document’ (WK). Deze notitie gaat in op de invoering van het WK-label, het aantal betroffen documenten en de gevolgen daarvan voor wetgevingstransparantie.

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CM2107 “Working Documents” (WK) im Rat der EU führen zu besorgniserregender Zunahme der Geheimhaltung des Gesetzgebungsprozesses

Welche EU-Gesetzgebungsdokumente öffentlich sind und welche nicht, ist im EU-Rat seit langem umstritten, trotz eindeutiger Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs. Mit der Einführung des sogenannten „Delegates‘ Portal“ im Jahr 2015 wurden alle Kategorien von informellen Ratsdokumenten durch die neue Bezeichnung „Working Document“ (WK) ersetzt. Dieser Kommentar untersucht die Einführung des WK-Labels, die Anzahl der betroffenen Dokumente und die Folgen für die Transparenz des Gesetzgebungsprozesses.

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CM2107 ‘Working Documents’ in the Council of the EU cause a worrying increase in secrecy in the legislative process

Which EU legislative documents are or are not public has long been controversial in the Council of the EU, in spite of clear case law from the Court of Justice. With the introduction of the so-called ‘Delegates’ Portal’ in 2015, all categories of informal Council documents were replaced by the new label ‘working document’ (WK). This note examines the introduction of the WK label, the number of documents involved and the consequences for legislative transparency.

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CM2106 Contribution to Stakeholders Meeting on Legal Migration

In this comment, the Meijers Committee contributes to the European Commission’s consultation with representatives of Civil Society on legal migration which took place on 20 April 2021. The Meijers Committee makes several recommendations concerning the Long-Term Residents Directive 2003/109 and the Single Permit Directive 2011/98.

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CM2104 Creating second-class Union citizenship? Unequal treatment of Union citizens with dual nationality in ECRIS-TCN and the prohibition of discrimination

In this comment, we express our concerns regarding Regulation 2019/816, establishing a new large-scale EU database, ECRIS-TCN (hereafter the Regulation). In this database, personal data (including fingerprints and facial data) of third-country nationals with a criminal conviction in a Member State will be registered. The new database will also register similar information of Union citizens who also hold the nationality of a third country.