The institutional structure of transatlantic regulatory cooperation
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Animal testing for cosmetic products
The four cases and their outcomes
Generalizing the conclusions to other cases.
Oliver Ziegler raises the question of what role economic interests of the United States play in the regulatory decision making process of the European Union. Critics often assume that U. S. dominance in the world economy, fueled by a powerful business elite, has significantly affected EU regulations at the expense of environmental and consumer protection standards. The author falsifies this proposition. He shows, first, that the EU often adopts regulations against the explicit opposition of the U. S. thereby ignoring the principles of transatlantic regulatory cooperation. Second, he demonstrates that business interests in the EU are usually not homogenous and often come second to environmental and consumer concerns. In addition, the author shows the increasing role of the European Parliament in EU regulatory decison making. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783658000530 20160610
Competencies and functioning of the European Council
European Council as allocator of budget funds
European Council as political initiator
European Council as interpreter of the Treaties
European Council as a European (economic) government?
European Council and the implementation of decisions
European Council establishing bodies
European Council as an appeals council
European Council in the CFSP
European Council in the area of freedom, security and justice
European Council involved in individual decisions
European Council involved in relations with member states and third countries.
In this book - intended for everyone interested in EU decision making - two main research questions will be answered. Firstly, what is the relationship between the European Council and the other EU institutions? Secondly, what are the various roles of the European Council in the EU decision-making process? The results of this research will show that European Council conclusions have been used extensively in this decision-making process, and this has increased considerably over time. Based on the analysis of European Council conclusions and legal texts a typology is created to provide an orderly picture of the European Council's various roles, such as the European Council as a political initiator, as an interpreter of the Treaties and as an appeals council. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781780680613 20160609
1st ed. - Wiesbaden : VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2009.
Book — 244 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
The interest in the judicial enforcement of EU law - the Natura
2000 Directives - France: the setting of hunting dates - Germany: the activities of German environmental organisations to achieve compliance - the Netherlands: initial actions taken by Dutch environmental organisations.
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This book is the result of doctoral studies that I started in October 2004. At the outset, I only knew that I wanted to work on interest groups and litigation in the context of the European Union. At that time, I would not have believed that I would find myself some time later touring half Western Europe to interview environmental organisations, nor that I would read French, German and Dutch court rulings on the protection of endangered species whose names were completely unknown to me. Yet I never regretted my choice of topic, and hopefully the following chapters will convince the reader that it is indeed a topic that merits our attention. I would not have been able to cope with all the pitfalls of a long research project without the strong and enduring support of my friends and colleagues. Both personally and academically, I have profited enormously from my three years as a doctoral student at the department of political science at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Institut fur Hohere Studien) in Vienna, Austria. I am very much indebted to Gerda Falkner, Oliver Treib, Sylvia Kritzinger and Irina Michalowitz for organising such a great programme which allowed me and my colleagues to engage in intensive discussions with outstanding academic scholars such as Alec Stone-Sweet, Paul Pierson, James Caporaso, Frank Schimmelfennig, Klaus Goetz, Andrea Lenschow, Katharina Holzinger and Hellen Wallace. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783531168425 20160605
Book — 1 online resource (xv, 224 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
1. Introduction and background
2. Timing of transposition
3. Analysis within a combined research design
4 Summary of findings, conclusions and outlook.
Better regulation in the European Union cannot be achieved without serious attention to transposition of EU law into national legislation. As a matter of fact, EU member states breach EU law - perpetuately. Why do member states miss deadlines when transpo.