The Open Consultations of the European Commission: Does Sweden Respond? (2014:3)

A new system of consultations similar to the Swedish “remiss” system is emerging in the European Union. In this report the authors present an overview of the system and identify similarities and differences with Swedish practices. They conclude, among other things, that there is room for improvement with respect to contacts between the European Commission and respondents in Sweden; that knowledge about the effects of the responses ought to be improved upon; and that the system of open consultations is in need of further development.

The publication is part of SIEPS´ research project Governance, Efficiency and Control in the EU.

Note: The publication is in Swedish only.

Daniel Tarschys is Professor in Political Science at Stockholm University. Linda Johansson holds an M.A in Political Science at Stockholm University.