Mind the Gap

The Evolving EU Executive and the Constitution

By Deirdre Curtin

Based on a lecture delivered by the author at the Leuven Centre for a Common Law of Europe, this book demonstrates the need to mind the gap between the evolving EU executive and the constitution. Mind the Gap focuses on the more low level politics of the EU by analyzing how the EU has evolved in institutional practice over the past decade. The manner in which powers and tasks have been delegated to a whole series of non-majoritarian agencies are a striking illustration of the development in practice of institutional structures without a legal basis in the constituent treaties or in the constitution. As the EU is doing away with its divisive pillars, the time has come to lift the veil on the agencies and approach them in a horizontal fashion and embrace them fully within the evolving constitutional framework.

27 pages

Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789076871455