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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
This page has information on the policy developments we have been involved in contributing to. The Welsh Assembly Government is involved in contributing to European policy through various mechanisms.
EU policy is a non transferred matter with the UK government retaining formal responsibility and representing the UK at official EU meetings. However, the EU makes proposals in many areas which are devolved to Wales, such as agriculture, the environment, culture and regional policy so the Welsh Assembly Government works closely with the UK government to develop the “UK position” on such issues and ensure that Welsh views are included.
We do this through:
- Consultation with the UK government and the devolved administrations on emerging EU policy.
- formal Consultation responses, both directly to EU institutions and by feeding into a UK response
- Policy events – in Wales and in Europe
- Ministerial visits and inter-governmental dialogueI
- Informal networking channels
In addition to the work EU Policy team does on EU legislation, we also work on a number of cross-cutting EU Policy areas which are of importance to Wales. Current priority areas include:
- Europe 2020
- EU Budget
- Cohesion Policy
- Future Funding
- Coordination of policy with the UK Government.
As the UK government retains formal responsibility for EU policy an Memorandum of Understanding sets out the way in which the devolved administrations can feed their views into the UK’s policy and how we can take part in EU level meetings as part of UK delegations.
Scrutiny of EU Legislation and Policy
The UK Parliament scrutinises proposed EU policy and legislation. All legislation and anything which shapes the direction of future legislation (such as Commission Communications, Green Papers, Action Plans) and anything which is politically significant is deposited in Parliament for scrutiny by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The European and External Affairs Committee of the National Assembly for Wales also examines EU proposals which have, or have the potential to have, an impact in Wales.
European & External Affairs Division (EEAD) makes every effort to ensure that it keeps the right people informed of all EU developments. You can help us by ensuring that you inform us if our contacts need updating or if you have an interest in a particular area.