Relevant provisions of the Lisbon Treaty on EU Administrative Law

01-12-2010

The aim of this paper is to contribute to the debate on whether EU law needs a regulation on a common administrative procedure and, if so, on what its content and scope could be. If an EU administrative procedure regulation is adopted under the legal basis contained by Article 298 (2) TFEU, it shall answer in the first place to the principles of Article 298 (1) TFEU: to an open, efficient and independent European administration. In doing so it will develop mainly the right to good administration but also the rights of access to documents and to protection of personal data. In my opinion procedural rules contained under the right to good administration and their development by the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour constitute grosso modo the guidelines for a future Regulation on Administrative Procedure

The aim of this paper is to contribute to the debate on whether EU law needs a regulation on a common administrative procedure and, if so, on what its content and scope could be. If an EU administrative procedure regulation is adopted under the legal basis contained by Article 298 (2) TFEU, it shall answer in the first place to the principles of Article 298 (1) TFEU: to an open, efficient and independent European administration. In doing so it will develop mainly the right to good administration but also the rights of access to documents and to protection of personal data. In my opinion procedural rules contained under the right to good administration and their development by the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour constitute grosso modo the guidelines for a future Regulation on Administrative Procedure