Communicating Scientific Choices in a Multilingual EU: The Position of "Third Parties" in EU Agencies' Technical Assessments

Alessia MONICA
2020 European Journal of Risk Regulation  
Frequently, decisions related to health protection are taken directly on the basis of scientific assessment and they are not clearly understood, as is highlighted in the Xylella example. Therefore, this article suggests that coherent processing of information in risk assessment may allow also a "third party" (who has not already expressed a specific interest in the procedure) to participate. In order to truly grasp the EU administration, an accountable way of communicating is helpful.
more » ... helpful. Therefore, communication around the democratic process might be based on EU administrative principles and rules supporting a composite administrative system: it must not neglect the implications of compliance with the multilingual principle and its consequences for EU law, which would also lead to greater trust in risk assessment.
doi:10.1017/err.2020.17 fatcat:lvfzjjbijbcifftwhan3m4yt2q