FAQ


Some of our readers are undecided whether they need to monitor the policies and regulations of their own country, the European Union, or other global institutions. This Q&A page may answer some of their questions.

Do I need to cover EU regulations?

Probably yes. The European Union is supposed to define around 80% of the laws and regulations ruling your life, in Europe. Not only in the Union itself, but in most neighboring countries, too. And even if you are living in a trading partner country of the Union - e.g in the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, China, Russia, or elsewhere around the globe, you need to know which regulations you should meet when you, your services, or your products enter or interact with the Union.

Doesn't the EU Commission provide me with all the information I need?

The EU Commission has made a lot of progress in offering information about its policymaking. But that is only one piece of the picture. 

Though very important and influential, the EU Commission is only one of seven constitutional bodies of the Union. You also have the European Parliament as the directly elected representation of the citizens and platform for debate. You have the European Council of heads of states or governments as the strategic body of the Union, and the EU Ministerial Council(s) representing the interest of the member states. You have the European Court of Justice as Europe's highest court. You have the European Central Bank ruling the fate of the euro and the European banking system, And you have the European Court of Auditors supervising the Union's budgets and expenditures. 

Besides, there are more than 40 more specialized executive agencies of the Union, several hundreds of EU projects, and more than 12 000 EU stakeholder representatives registered in the EU transparency register (and many more unregistered activists and lobbyists). They all are taking part in the process of forming and implementing EU policies and regulations, from the grassroots on. This is why we are recommending you to go for support to stay abreast with these complex and multilateral decision-making processes. 

This sounds very complicated: How can you help me?

We help you with simplification: Together we analyze your information needs by sorting out:
  • the policy fields you need to cover (finance, energy, environment, or trade);
  • the list of issues (and keywords) you want us to monitor;
  • the institutions/sources you would like us to cover with our monitoring;
  • the frequency of the monitoring services (near-time, daily, weekly, monthly, etc.)
  • the number of recipients (e-mail addresses) receiving the monitoring mails.
We may suggest additional data sources based on our experience, since 2014. Then, we create a spreadsheet for you summing up all these details and provide you with a tailored and transparent offer for an annual subscription.

What shall I do if my information needs are changing during an annual subscription?

We are aware of the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity of our political lives. This is why our offers include quarterly updating sessions with our clients. We also have established an easy on-demand notification mode by mail from our partner's co-ordinator.

How can we start discussing our co-operation?

Usually, we would meet personally with you and your colleagues to discuss your monitoring profile. But during the COVID-19 restrictions, we can also arrange a phone call or an online conference to start our discussion. 

You may also like to fill in our contact form on this portal or subscribe to a free trial

And last, but not least, you can buy single IEU Monitoring issues in our IEU Monitoring Shop, paying by PayPal or credit cards, then downloading the IEU Monitoring as a PDF file to your device. 

But please keep in mind that we are publishing these PDF editions with a delay of several hours - whereas the original mails are sent directly to your e-mail box(es).

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