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Institutional Law

Co-decision procedure, consultation procedure, comitology and standardization procedures.

The EU decision-making process

Due to the strength of our Legislative Affairs practice, we have an intimate knowledge of all of the various procedures followed in the adoption of EU binding and non-binding legislation, such as the co-decision, consultation, comitology and standardization procedures.

EU Regulations and Directives are usually adopted through the co-decision procedure or the consultation procedure. The comitology procedure is used for more technical Regulations and Decisions. There are also specific procedures for product standardization implemented by the EU standardization bodies (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI).


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codecision procedure • comitology • product standardization • consultation procedure • codecision • EU decision-making process • CEN • European Committee for Standardization