Some thoughts on regulating risks after re-reading Cass Sunstein

There is one book you need to read if you work in risk regulation: Cass Sunstein’s ‘Risk and Reason‘. If you don’t have a copy, or have it, but have not digested and noted every page, you are like a preacher who does not own a copy of the Bible, let alone read the good … Read more Some thoughts on regulating risks after re-reading Cass Sunstein

A survey of 20 years of successful challenges to secondary legislation

Going through the last twenty year of successful challenges by the Council and the European Parliament to delegated acts, RPS measures and implementing acts, the following observations can be made:   The challenge rate is low – under 1%. The Interinstitutional Register on Delegated acts (link) makes tracking them easy. Following comitology (implementing acts and … Read more A survey of 20 years of successful challenges to secondary legislation

A deeper dive: comitology challenge on chromium trioxide

On 10 July, the full EP did not back the Environment Committee’s 10 June challenge to the authorisation to chromium trioxide. The EP was split on the issue. 325 were against, 325  for, and 35 abstained. The EPP, ECR, IDG and nearly half of the Renew group voted against the challenge. This ensured the motion … Read more A deeper dive: comitology challenge on chromium trioxide