for… [Objective] should be given the power of the Commission to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and [content and scope]. It is particularly important that the Commission conduct appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at the expert level, and that these consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles set out in the Inter-Institutional Agreement on Better Legislation of 13 April 2016. In order to ensure, in particular, equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as The experts of the Member States and their experts have systematic access to the meetings of the Commission`s expert groups which are responsible for the preparation of delegated acts. This agreement complements the following `better legislation` agreements and declarations, to which the three institutions remain fully committed: the three institutions recognise that it is important to ensure that each institution can exercise its rights and that it can fulfil its obligations of interpretation by the European Court of Justice with regard to the negotiation and conclusion of international agreements. Thirdly, it remains to be seen whether cooperation between the three institutions will be applied, particularly with regard to impact assessments. Paragraphs 9 to 13 refer to the possibility for Parliament and the Council to carry out impact assessments on future legislation, and the Commission is committed to helping other institutions carry out this task. However, the 2003 agreement and the joint inter-institutional approach to the 2005 impact assessment already contained such a possibility but had little impact on the Council and Parliament. The new agreement could therefore have been expected to impose a clear commitment on these institutions, but paragraph 10 bis simply states that “if the European Parliament and the Council deem it appropriate and necessary for the legislative process, they will carry out impact assessments on their main changes to the Commission`s proposal”. It is likely that the European Parliament will take on this task as it has done since 2012; But the Council “has remained virtually silent on this issue so far.”  The global “Better Legislation” programme proposed by the Juncker Commission consists of two main elements. This applies in particular to programming and planning, the implementation of regulatory enhancement instruments, and delegated acts and enforcement actions. This agreement is expected to replace the 2003 Inter-Institutional Agreement on Regulatory Improvement.
The three institutions will improve communication with the public throughout the legislative cycle and, in particular, will jointly communicate the outcome of the ordinary legislative process when they reach an agreement, through joint press conferences or other means deemed appropriate.