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Democracy, Efficiency, Transparency

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Democracy, Efficiency, Transparency

The European Convention's Proposals for Institutional Reform from an Environmental Perspective

The Laeken Declaration, which constitutes the mandate for the European Convention, calls for institutional reforms to improve the EU’s efficiency, democratic accountability and transparency. Although the Convention adopted the draft Constitutional Treaty in June/July 2003, its environmental implications remain highly uncertain. Ecologic published a Brief that analyses the draft Constitutional Treaty. Furthermore, it considers the potential environmental merits and shortcomings of the broader reform options which have provided the backdrop for the Convention’s discussions: What are the basic options for improving the EU’s efficiency, democratic accountability and transparency? How do they fare from the point of view of the environment?

This Ecologic Brief [pdf, 107 KB, English] is a part of the project EcoFuturum "Europe’s Democratic Challenges: Actively Shaping European Environmental Policy". It is part of a series of contributions to the European constitutional debates, and Ecologic thus continues its tradition of work on "Greening the Treaties".


Citation

Homeyer, Ingmar von 2003: Democracy, Efficiency, Transparency. The European Convention's Proposals for Institutional Reform from an Environmental Perspective. [Ecologic Briefs - A Sustainable Constitution for Europe]. Berlin: ecoscript.

Language
English
Publisher
Year
2003
ISBN
3-937085-06-8
ISSN
1611-4787
Dimension
23 pp.
Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Democratic Accountability
  • Decision-making efficiency
  • Transparency
  • Conclusion
Keywords
Laeken Declaration, future, reform, Environment, efficiency, democratic accountability, transparency, draft Constitutional Treaty, decision-making, Environmental implications,,