Vouli ton Antiprosopon
Ensuring compliance with the principle of subsidiarity in the Vouli ton Antiprosopon of Cyprus is part of the regular parliamentary scrutiny procedure.
Description of the Procedure (based on the replies of the Vouli ton Antiprosopon to the questionnaire for the 13th Bi-annual Report of COSAC, May 2010).
Since there is no separate procedure with regard to the subsidiarity checks, these checks are conducted by the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs without precluding the involvemnet of the sectoral committees.
A legislative proposal, accompanied by material concerning the principle of subsidiarity and proportionality as well as the explanatory note concerning the matter, are distributed to the members of the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs. The documents are also accompanied by a letter from the President of the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs, explaining the requirements of the task before the Committee. A report of the European Affairs Service, which studied the legislative proposal and put down its recommendations concerning the principle of subsidiarity and proportionality, is also distributed to all the members of the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs. The proposal is then examined by the Committee in one or several meetings. The executive and interested parties are also invited to participate.
After completing a subsidiarity check, the Committee adopts a report which is then forwarded to the EU institutions and/or the COSAC Secretariat.