Constitutionalising EU Executive Rule‐Making Procedures: A Research Agenda

21 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2012

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Deirdre Curtin

European University Institute, Department of Law, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Herwig C.H. Hofmann

Universite du Luxembourg

Joana Mendes

Universite du Luxembourg

Date Written: January 2013

Abstract

The existence or non‐existence of procedural rules for executive rule‐making in the EU is not merely a ‘technical’ question free of constitutional value choices. This article argues that constitutional principles, such as transparency, openness and participatory democracy, highlighted by the Treaty of Lisbon constitute decisive normative standards for the design of administrative procedures in the EU, with a considerable impact on substantive outcomes. We apply such principles to executive rule‐making procedures in the EU, highlight the salience of this discussion and argue that systematisation of executive rule‐making procedures is needed in order to implement constitutional principles in a complex and plural environment.

Suggested Citation

Curtin, Deirdre M. and Hofmann, Herwig C.H. and Mendes, Joana, Constitutionalising EU Executive Rule‐Making Procedures: A Research Agenda (January 2013). European Law Journal, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 1-21, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2193182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eulj.12010

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Herwig C.H. Hofmann

Universite du Luxembourg ( email )

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Joana Mendes

Universite du Luxembourg ( email )

L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

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