On the Benefits of the TTIP Negotiations for the EU Legal Order: A Legal Perspective

Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Special issue on TTIP edited by F Baetens et al), Volume 43:4, pp. 327-340 (2016)

14 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2016 Last revised: 2 Dec 2016

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Elaine Fahey

City, University of London - City Law School

Date Written: August 16, 2016

Abstract

This article argues that Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations have a positive legal story worth recounting as to the effects of the negotiations upon the EU legal order. The paper explores the negotiation of EU international agreements as a specific field of law and considers how the TTIP negotiations overall contribute to the politicisation of the EU through shifts in legal practice on the part of all major institutional actors to EU international relations in changes to approach, procedure and actions. It uses the metric of responsiveness to measure or chart the former, considering the responses as actually practiced by institutional actors in law to normative concerns arising. It considers these practices across a range of actors, specifically the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Ombudsman, the Committee of the Regions and the TTIP Advisory Group.

Keywords: TTIP, Negotiations, Politicisation, Inter-institutional balance, EU international relations, EU external relations

JEL Classification: K00, K33

Suggested Citation

Fahey, Elaine, On the Benefits of the TTIP Negotiations for the EU Legal Order: A Legal Perspective (August 16, 2016). Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Special issue on TTIP edited by F Baetens et al), Volume 43:4, pp. 327-340 (2016) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2824340

Elaine Fahey (Contact Author)

City, University of London - City Law School ( email )

Northampton Square
London, London EC1V OHB
United Kingdom

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