Regulation 2011/182 - Rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers

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This regulation has been published on February 28, 2011 and entered into force on March  1, 2011.


Key information

official title

Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers
Legal instrument Regulation
Number legal act Regulation 2011/182
Original proposal COM(2010)83 EN
CELEX number i 32011R0182


Key dates

Document 16-02-2011
Publication in Official Journal 28-02-2011; OJ L 55, 28.2.2011,Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 01 Volume 005
Effect 01-03-2011; Entry into force See Art 16
End of validity 31-12-9999


Legislative text



Official Journal of the European Union

L 55/13



of 16 February 2011

laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 291(3) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (1),




Where uniform conditions for the implementation of legally binding Union acts are needed, those acts (hereinafter ‘basic acts’) are to confer implementing powers on the Commission, or, in duly justified specific cases and in the cases provided for in Articles 24 and 26 of the Treaty on European Union, on the Council.



It is for the legislator, fully respecting the criteria laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (‘TFEU’), to decide in respect of each basic act whether to confer implementing powers on the Commission in accordance with Article 291(2) of that Treaty.



Hitherto, the exercise of implementing powers by the Commission has been governed by Council Decision 1999/468/EC (2).



The TFEU now requires the European Parliament and the Council to lay down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers.



It is necessary to ensure that the procedures for such control are clear, effective and proportionate to the nature of the implementing acts and that they reflect the institutional requirements of the TFEU as well as the experience gained and the common practice followed in the implementation of Decision 1999/468/EC.



In those basic acts which require the control of the Member States for the adoption by the Commission of implementing acts, it is appropriate, for the purposes of such control, that committees composed of the representatives of the Member States and chaired by the Commission be set up.



Where appropriate, the control mechanism should include referral to an appeal committee which should meet at the appropriate level.



In the interests of simplification, the Commission should exercise implementing powers in accordance with one of only two procedures, namely the advisory procedure or the examination procedure.



In order to simplify further, common procedural rules should apply to the committees, including the key provisions relating to their functioning and the possibility of delivering an opinion by written procedure.



Criteria should be laid down to determine the procedure to be used for the adoption of implementing acts by the Commission. In order to achieve greater consistency, the procedural requirements should be proportionate to the nature and impact of the implementing acts to be adopted.



The examination procedure should in particular apply for the adoption of acts of general scope designed to implement basic acts and specific implementing acts with a potentially important impact. That procedure should ensure that implementing acts cannot be adopted by the Commission if they are not in accordance with the opinion of the committee, except in very exceptional circumstances, where they may apply for a limited period of time. The procedure should also ensure that the Commission is able to review the draft implementing acts where no opinion is delivered by the committee, taking into account the views...


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