Welcome to European Law Monitor
European Law Monitor is a non-political, not-for-profit, information service that provides citizens and organisations across Europe with information on the European Union, making it easier for interested parties to express their views to European legislators during the legislative process.
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European Law Monitor also hosts the Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) in Eastleigh, a local information centre for local citizens to find out more about the EU, and its strategies and policies.
The Key Aims of European Law Monitor
Most ordinary people and organisations in Europe have little idea as to the extent they are governed by EU legislation. Nor do they have much understanding of the legislative process of the European Union, how EU Laws are made, where EU Directives and Regulations come from, or how they are implemented by EU member states.
Most importantly, they are unaware just how they can influence the legislative process to ensure their interests are protected. Our key aims are:
- To alert consumers, NGOs, and businesses to any proposed European Union legislation that might affect their areas of interest so that they can become involved in the decision making process at an early stage.
- To monitor the progress of new EU laws to allow users to follow their chosen acts, so that they are kept aware of their timetable for making any representations.
- Provide help and guidance to explain the EU legislative process and the general policies of the institutions of the European Union.
The result of the Brexit referendum has raised huge issues of democracy, constitutional law and parliamentary sovereignty in the UK. It has dramatically changed the relationship between the UK and the EU institutions and individual member states.
We aim to monitor the changing dynamics of those relationships and the resulting impact of the legal and constitutional changes affecting the UK in post-referendum Britain to improve understanding of the really difficult legal and constitutional issues that Brexit poses, stripping away the political rhetoric.
- Why Article 50 won't be triggered anytime soon
- Why the EU referendum result has no democratic legitimacy
- Vote Leave misrepresentations on the cost of EU membership
- Summary of Vote Leave misrepresentations on immigration
- Vote Leave misrepresentations on future euro bailouts
- Vote Leave misrepresentations on Turkey and migration
- Lord Ashcrofts poll and Vote Leave's methodology
- Vote Leave misrepresentations on business support for Brexit