EU Agencies

Legal and Political Limits to the Transformation of the EU Administration

«Given the growing importance of the EU agency phenomenon and persistent demands to increase and promote EU legitimacy this book is an excellent and much needed addition to the debate. The book is thus certainly to be recommended to everyone seeking to understand the manner and the extent to which EU agencies transform the EU administration and to those interested in the EU governance more broadly.»

Sara Pernus,Common Market Law Review
Over the last two decades, EU legislation has established a growing number of subsidiary bodies commonly referred to as EU decentralised agencies. Recent years have witnessed the conferral of increasingly significant powers to these bodies to the point where the successful implementation of many of the EU's policies is now dependent upon the activities of EU agencies. Les mer
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Over the last two decades, EU legislation has established a growing number of subsidiary bodies commonly referred to as EU decentralised agencies. Recent years have witnessed the conferral of increasingly significant powers to these bodies to the point where the successful implementation of many of the EU's policies is now dependent upon the activities of EU agencies. While EU agencies have become indispensable in terms of their practical importance, the lack of a
legal basis in the EU Treaties to establish and empower new bodies as well as the lack of an adequate framework in secondary law means that there exists little control over EU agencies. This results in critical issues, such as the absence of clear criteria prescribing when an agency may be empowered to
act and also the failure to consider the interests of the actors normally responsible for the implementation of EU law, such as the Member States and the Commission.

Providing the first comprehensive overview of the development of agencification in the EU, this book explores the question: What are the political and legal limits to EU agencification? Analysing EU agencies from an institutional and constitutional perspective, the book traces the development of EU agencies, explores the different tasks they perform, investigates the limits to agencification, and discusses the legal basis for such agencies.

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«Given the growing importance of the EU agency phenomenon and persistent demands to increase and promote EU legitimacy this book is an excellent and much needed addition to the debate. The book is thus certainly to be recommended to everyone seeking to understand the manner and the extent to which EU agencies transform the EU administration and to those interested in the EU governance more broadly.»

Sara Pernus,Common Market Law Review

«[T]he novelty of this study is in its impressive in-depth analysis of the limits of agencification through the main Treaty principles, landmark case law and political preferences of the key players.»

Miroslava Scholten, European Law Review

Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction
I: Setting the scene: EU agencies, agencification, and the EU administration
II: In search of an agency model: the provisions in agencies' establishing acts
III: The political limits to agencification
IV: The legal limits to agencification
V: Controlling agencification
VI: Conclusions and Proposal

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Merijn Chamon is Assistant Professor of EU Law at Maastricht University. He acquired a PhD in Law at University of Ghent in 2015.