Soil Monitoring Law proposal | Technical briefing on the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality

Categories: Nature & Agriculture, Soil
Types: Briefing
Published: 21 November 2023
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A previous attempt to legislate on soil at EU level in 2006 failed due to the opposition from a minority of Member States, who, among others, criticised the initiative as allegedly infringing upon the principle of subsidiarity. As we proceed with the current co-decision procedure, it can be anticipated that similar concerns may resurface. This technical briefing gives an overview of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, demonstrating that the current legislative Soil Monitoring Law proposal fully upholds both principles and that any opposing claims are of a political, rather than legal, nature.

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