Procedural Decision-Making and the Banking Union: The Accountability Mechanisms
TARN Working Paper Series 4/2017, April 2017
19 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 8, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to examine the accountability mechanisms for Banking Union institutions. Leaving rule making tasks in the background, the goal of this paper is to examine closely the adjudication activity of Banking Union authorities, and to shed light on the problems stemming from the growing political dimension of decisions taken by agencies, which are characterised by technical content. The paper aims at demonstrating that existing accountability instruments, which relate to the exercise of power on the part of the Single Supervisory Board and the Single Resolution Board as for supervision and resolution, can be suitable for the financial market and that they provide a good level of protection of credit institutions’ interests. While enhancing accountability, these instruments also encourage and strengthen the legitimacy of the authorities that are under examination.
Keywords: Accountability, agencies, horizontal accountability, independence, judicial review, parliamentary control
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