Dutch Senate

Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on certain aspects concerning contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods

Scrutiny details

Subsidiarity deadline: 26/12/2017
 
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 03/10/2017

Subsidiarity Concern:

No Important information to exchange

No Veto

Information on parliamentary scrutiny

The committees on Security and Justice and Economic Affairs decided on 15 December 2015 that the committee on Security and Justice will discuss this proposal after receiving a statement of the government's position on this proposal.

The committee on Security and Justice decided on 15 march 2016 to write a letter with questions to the Dutch government and to the European Commission about this directive.

The letters to the European Commission and the government were sent on 29 March 2016.On 28 April 2016 the government replied.

On 17 May 2016 the committee for Security and Justice decided to go into further written deliberations with the government about this proposal. The letter was sent to the government on 27 May 2016. The government replied on 12 July 2016. The committee will discuss this letter on the next meeting on 12 September 2016.

On 13 September 2016 the committee for Security and Justice decided to go into further written deliberations withthe government and the European Commission on 4 October 2016. The letters were sent on 25 October 2016. The European Commission replied on 11 January 2017 and the government on 16 February 2017.

The committee for Security and Justice decided on 7 March 2017 to provide input for further written deliberations with the government. The letter was sent on 5 April 2017 asking the Economic Affairs Minister, among others, to keep the committee informed on the developments concerning the confluence between the proposal for a directive and the protection of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data.

The Minister of Economic Affairs sent his reply to the letter of 5 April 2017 on 17 May 2017. On 23 May 2017 the Security & Justice committee decided to request the Minister again to keep the committee informed on the developments, especially in the Council. The letter was send on 7 June 2017.

On 23 June 2017 the Minister of Economic Affairs informed the committee on the fact that general consensus was reached in the JHA Council on 8 and 9 June concerning the avoidance of overlap between the protection of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data.

On 14 July 2017 the Security and Justice committee asked the Minister to keep the committee informed about the new compromise text of the proposal for a Directive and also expressed its concern about the destruction of personal data in the case a contract is dissolved. The Economic Affairs Minister informed the committee on 5 September 2017 that his answer is delayed and will be send as soon as possible.

The Minister's delayed reply was received on 20 September 2017. He informed the committee about the developments of the proposal. The committee discussed the reply on 26 September and decided again to ask further questions. On 3 October 2017 the input was discussed. 



Lisbon Treaty procedures
 
  Political Dialogue

29/03/2016 | Political dialogue on the proposals COM(2015)633, COM(2015)634 and COM(2015)635
The committee on Security and Justice decided on 15 march 2016 to write a letter with questions to the Dutch government and to the European Commission about COM(2015)633, COM(2015)634 and COM(2015)635. The letters to the European Commission and the government were sent on 29 March 2016. The European Commission replied on 4 August 2016.

The Senate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands sent a follow-up letter to the European Commission on 25 October 2016 with additional questions and comments. The European Commission replied on 11 January 2017.

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