Implementation of EU Enforcement Provisions: Between European Control and National Practice

Review of European Administrative Law, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 83, 2008

Leiden Law School Research Paper

15 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2011

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Paul Adriaanse

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Tom Barkhuysen

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Peter Boswijk

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Komal Habib

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Christien de Kruif

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michiel J.J.P. Luchtman

Utrecht University - School of Law

Willemien den Ouden

Leiden University

Sacha Prechal

University of Utrecht - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance; Utrecht University - School of Law

Bernard Steunenberg

Institute of Public Administration, Campus Den Haag

John A.E. Vervaele

Utrecht University - School of Law

Sybe A. de Vries

Utrecht University; Utrecht University - School of Law

Wim J. M. Voermans

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

R.J.G.M. Widdershoven

Utrecht University - Faculty of Law

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Date Written: 2008

Abstract

For effective enforcement of its law the EU is to a large extent dependent on the enforcement efforts of the member states. The member states are responsible for the correct and timely application of EU treaties and secondary EU legislation. This dependence is an important reason for the European legislator and European courts to increasingly guide national enforcement. Interesting questions result from this guidance. What exactly is the relationship between EU legislation in the area of law enforcement and national policy and legislation in this respect? How is that legislation implemented, and can patterns be recognized in this? What problems are the national legislator and the national enforcement practice and organisation faced with in this respect? These questions have been dealt with in respect to the Netherlands in a research project carried out in 2006 and 2007 by researchers of Leiden University and Utrecht University. The project was commissioned by the Dutch Justice Ministry’s Research and Documentation Centre. This article presents the main results of this research into the implementation of EU enforcement provisions in the Netherlands.

Keywords: European Union, law enforcement, legislation, implementation, national practice

Suggested Citation

Adriaanse, Paul and Barkhuysen, Tom and Boswijk, Peter and Habib, Komal and de Kruif, Christien and Luchtman, Michiel J.J.P. and Ouden, Willemien den and Prechal, Sacha and Steunenberg, Bernard and Vervaele, John A.E. and de Vries, Sybe A. and Voermans, Wim and Widdershoven, R.J.G.M., Implementation of EU Enforcement Provisions: Between European Control and National Practice (2008). Review of European Administrative Law, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 83, 2008, Leiden Law School Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1895485

Paul Adriaanse (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

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Netherlands

Tom Barkhuysen

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

Peter Boswijk

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Komal Habib

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Christien De Kruif

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Michiel J.J.P. Luchtman

Utrecht University - School of Law ( email )

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

Willemien den Ouden

Leiden University ( email )

Postbus 9500
Leiden, Zuid Holland 2300 RA
Netherlands

Sacha Prechal

University of Utrecht - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance ( email )

Janskerkhof 3
Utrecht, 3512 BK
Netherlands

Utrecht University - School of Law ( email )

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

Bernard Steunenberg

Institute of Public Administration, Campus Den Haag ( email )

P.O. Box 13228
Den Haag, 2501EE
Netherlands

John A.E. Vervaele

Utrecht University - School of Law ( email )

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

Sybe A. De Vries

Utrecht University ( email )

Vredenburg 138
Utrecht, 3511 BG
Netherlands

Utrecht University - School of Law

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

Wim Voermans

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

R.J.G.M. Widdershoven

Utrecht University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Janskerkhof 3
Utrecht, 3512 BK
Netherlands

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