Why does comitology exist in EU policy making?

Member state government experts have better scientific knowledge than European Commission officials alone.
0% (0 votes)
Member state governments do not fully trust the European Commission's interests when implementing the EU laws they make.
100% (13 votes)
Total votes: 13
Learning objectives: 
Understanding the principal-agent problem.
Understanding the role of uncertainty about policy outcomes as a rationale for delegation.
Understanding the role of potential conflicts of interest when deciding how much power to delegate.
Understanding the role of comitology as a mechanism of control of the executive functions of the Commission by EU law makers.
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