Legislation by way of trialogue

In order to shorten the legislative process in the EU, the European Parliament, Council and EU Commission have agreed to reach agreements in negotiations behind closed doors - the informal trialogues - prior to the respective first reading of the legislative proposal. In cep's view, this procedure is in urgent need of an overhaul.


Since the informal trialogue is not generally open to the public, the European legislator, as a result of the trialogue procedure, is caught between the objectives of a fast legislative process and a transparent one which is comprehensible to the public.