Process and Procedure in EU Administration

By Carol Harlow, Richard Rawlings

This book examines the administrative procedures of the European Union, which can be seen as the 'super glue' that holds in place the sprawling structures of the EU's governance system. The early chapters deal with the structures expansively defined, the diverse functions of administrative procedures in the EU, and the values that underpin them, concentrating on the respective contributions of the legislature and administration. A separate chapter deals with the important procedural function of rights-protection, through the two Community courts and the contribution of the European Ombudsman. The book then turns to 'horizontal' or general procedures, dealing with executive law-making, transparency, and the regulation of government contracting. A study of Commission enforcement procedure completes the section. 'Vertical' or sector-specific studies in significant areas of composite and shared administration follow, including competition policy, cohesion policy, and financial services regulation. An additional chapter deals with policing cooperation through Europol. The book ends with a general evaluation, including the author's reflections on current proposals for a European code of administrative procedure. [Subject: EU Law, Constitutional Law, Administration Law]

Publication Date: 12/10/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849462983