The Importance of Article 11 TFEU for Regulating Business in the EU: Securing the Very Basis of Our Existence

The Greening of European Business under EU Law: Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously, Beate Sjåfjell and Anja Wiesbrock (eds), Routledge, 2015

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-37

Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 14-07

14 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2014 Last revised: 12 Dec 2014

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Anja Wiesbrock

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Beate Sjåfjell

University of Oslo - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 24, 2014

Abstract

The subject of the book "The Greening of European Business under EU Law" is the importance of the environmental integration principle contained in Article 11 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) for the regulation of business in the European Union.

Discussions of the significance of the EU Treaties for business usually deal with free movement, freedom of establishment and the level playing field. However, the Treaties also set out important environmental objectives, principles and rules for the EU. The book seeks to answer the question of whether EU Treaty Law requires a greening of European business. It discusses the significance of Article 11 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which sets out a duty to integrate environmental protection requirements in all policies and activities of the EU. The European Court of Justice has shown that this is more than a political declaration and has legal substance. But what does it mean, taken seriously, for company law, reporting, corporate governance and for state aid and insurance?

This introductory chapter to the book explains the background for the book and introduces its individual chapters.

Suggested Citation

Wiesbrock, Anja and Sjåfjell, Beate, The Importance of Article 11 TFEU for Regulating Business in the EU: Securing the Very Basis of Our Existence (November 24, 2014). The Greening of European Business under EU Law: Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously, Beate Sjåfjell and Anja Wiesbrock (eds), Routledge, 2015; University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-37; Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 14-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2529955

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