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Accountability for Delegated and Implementing Acts after the Treaty of Lisbon

Peers, S. and Costa, M. (2012). Accountability for Delegated and Implementing Acts after the Treaty of Lisbon. European Law Journal, 18(3), pp. 427-460. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0386.2012.00607.x

Abstract

The comitology regime, the committee-based system developed as a mechanism for controlling the Commission’s exercise of its powers to implement EU measures, has been subject to severe criticism on grounds of lack of accountability and transparency. The system has recently been fundamentally reformed by means of the new Implementing Acts Regulation, which came into force on 1st March 2011. This paper investigates whether the new rules are sufficient to remedy accountability deficits as regards implementing acts, and concludes as far as accountability to the Member States is concerned, their control powers have remained static.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article: Peers, S. and Costa, M. (2012), Accountability for Delegated and Implementing Acts after the Treaty of Lisbon. European Law Journal, 18: 427–460., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0386.2012.00607.x
Publisher Keywords: Social Sciences, Law, Government & Law, LAW, EUROPEAN-UNION, COMITOLOGY, SYSTEM, PARLIAMENT
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/5845
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