The Coming of Age of the European Legislator

RETHINKING EUROPE'S CONSTITUTION, Andreas Kinneging, ed., pp. 175-196, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers

22 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2008 Last revised: 10 Nov 2009

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Wim J. M. Voermans

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Date Written: September 20, 2008

Abstract

This contribution questions the evolution of the European legislature. Is the European legislature - as it was established after the Maastricht Treaty - developing into a full fledged legislator comparable to state legislators? In order to answer this question the concept of 'legislature' is studied from different angles.Then the relation between the European legislature - as it emerges from the Constitutional Treaty and the subsequent Lisbon Treaty of 2007 - and the other European institutions is analysed and assessed. The contribution concludes that the European legislature is maturing and developing, sometimes even beyond the terms of the Treaties strictu senso.

Keywords: European legislature, European Constitution, checks and balances, legislative and non-legislative acts, delegation of legislative authority, comitologie, administration, judiciary

JEL Classification: R38, K10, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Voermans, Wim, The Coming of Age of the European Legislator (September 20, 2008). RETHINKING EUROPE'S CONSTITUTION, Andreas Kinneging, ed., pp. 175-196, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1271163

Wim Voermans (Contact Author)

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