31 May 2012

In May 2012 the EU Affairs Committee (SUE) held 9 meetings: No. 44-52. During these meetings the Committee:

  • ­scrutinised 78 EU documents,
  • ­adopted four opinions (number 12, 13, 14 and 15),
  • ­heard information on the absorption of structural funds, estimated influence on economy and bodies carrying out investments financed from the founds and connected with it transfer of founds to the “old Union”, presented by the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Regional Development Marceli Niezgoda (meeting No. 45),
  • ­together with the Public Finance Committee held the first reading of the deputies draft resolution on the Republic of Poland policy concerning the European Union crisis (meeting No. 46),
  • ­heard information on soft projects subsidized from European Social Found (balance of the importance of used founds, the meaning of supporting promotional and informational campaigns and their costs), presented by the Undersecretary of the State in the Ministry of Regional Development Konrad Niklewicz (meeting No. 47),
  • ­considered information on the Republic of Poland participation in the work of European Union in the period July-December 2011 (during Polish Presidency), presented by the undersecretaries of state from different ministries (meeting No. 50),
  • heard information on the climate and energy package and its estimated influence on Polish economy, presented by the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Environment Beata Jaczewska and the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy Hanna Trojanowska (meeting No. 51).



COM(2012) 130 final - deadline for scrutiny: 22.05.2012
Proposal for a Council Regulation on the exercise of the right to take collective action within the context of the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services

Procedure in the Sejm

  • 27.04.2012 - the EU Affairs Committee opinion no. 11 on the non-compliance with the principle of subsidiarity of COM(2012) 130 final
  • 10.05.2012 - the first reading, at the 47th SUE meeting, of the committee draft resolution on declaring the proposal to be incompatible with the principle of subsidiarity
  • 11.05.2012 - the Sejm resolution on declaring the proposal COM(2012) 130 to be incompatible with the principle of subsidiarity (reasoned opinion)
  • 18.05.2012 - transmission of the reasoned opinion of the Sejm to the presidents of the European Parliament, Council and European Commission

Results of the scrutiny by national parliaments

Until 22 of May 2012 eight unicameral parliaments and three chambers of bicameral parliaments submitted reasoned opinions which, according to Protocol no 2 annexed to the Lisbon Treaty, represent 19 votes (each parliament has 2 votes, in bicameral parliaments each chamber has one vote). A minimum needed to start the "yellow card" procedure in this case is 18 votes (1/3 of 54 votes allocated to the national parliaments). More information on reasoned opinions in IPEX database:

Reasoned opinions to COM(2012) 130 in IPEX database

According to Art. 7(2) of the Protocol No. 2, COM(2012) 130 must be reviewed by the European Commission who will decide to maintain, amend or withdraw the draft.


Published in May in databases "EU documents in the Polish Sejm" and IPEX:
- EU documents concerning which a procedure in the Sejm has begun in May,
- information and documents on SUE meetings no. 44, 48, 49 and 52, provided by the EU Affairs Committee secretariat.


Subsidiarity scrutiny in May

(Information from IPEX database as of 1.06.2012)

Draft legislative act
Deadline for subsidiarity scrutiny
Adoption / transmission of reasoned opinion
Chamber / parliament (country)
COM(2012) 89 2.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 90 2.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 85 8.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 93 8.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 73 9.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 109 11.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 118 21.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 129 21.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 134 21.05.2012 - -
 COM(2012) 130   22.05.2012 22.05.2012 / - Chamber of Representatives (Belgium)
- / 3.05.2012 Folketing (Denmark)
15.05.2012 / - Eduskunta (Finland)
22.05.2012 / - Senate (France)
18.05.2012 / - Saeima (Latvia)
15.05.2012 / - Chamber of Deputies (Luxembourg)
22.05.2012 / - Chamber of Representatives (Malta)
11.05.2012 / 18.05.2012 Sejm (Poland)
18.05.2012 / - Assembly of the Republic (Portugal)
11.05.2012 / 11.05.2012 Riksdag (Sweden)
- / 22.05.2012 Chamber of Representatives (The Netherlands)
21.05.2012 / - House of Commons (United Kingdom)
COM(2012) 131 22.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 136 22.05.2012 - -
COM(2012) 150 28.05.2012 24.05.2012 / - Federal Council (Austria)
COM(2012) 164 8.06.2012 - -
COM(2012) 167 13.06.2012 - -
COM(2012) 217 16.07.2012 - -


In May 2012 three bills implementing EU law have been referred to the first reading – see papers no.:
  • Rządowy projekt ustawy o zmianie ustawy - Prawo o ruchu drogowym oraz niektórych innych ustaw [376],
  • Rządowy projekt ustawy o zmianie ustawy - Kodeks morski oraz ustawy o obszarach morskich Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej i administracji morskiej [427],
  • Rządowy projekt ustawy o zmianie ustawy o ochronie przyrody oraz ustawy - Prawo łowieckie [441].

In May 2012 from among bills uploaded into the UST database earlier, the following statutes have been adopted [papers no.]:

  • Ustawa o zmianie ustawy o obrocie z zagranicą towarami, technologiami i usługami o znaczeniu strategicznym dla bezpieczeństwa państwa, a także dla utrzymania międzynarodowego pokoju i bezpieczeństwa oraz niektórych innych ustaw [229],
  • Ustawa o skutkach powierzania wykonywania pracy cudzoziemcom przebywającym wbrew przepisom na terytorium Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej [120].

In May 2012 the following statutes implementing EU law have been published [papers no.]:

  • Ustawa o zmianie ustawy o uruchamianiu środków pochodzących z budżetu Unii Europejskiej przeznaczonych na finansowanie wspólnej polityki rolnej [232],
  • Ustawa o zmianie ustawy o cudzoziemcach oraz ustawy o promocji zatrudnienia i instytucjach rynku pracy [206].
New books in the Sejm Library
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Articles on the current political and economic issues in the EU from the specialist periodicals available on-line

Selected articles and studies

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