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Rulemaking by the European CommissionThe New System for Delegation of Powers$
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Carl Fredrik Bergström and Dominique Ritleng

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198703235

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703235.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Rulemaking by the European Commission

Carl Fredrik Bergström

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains the basic notions that will be used in the book, how they have emerged and what they mean; ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ law, ‘legislative’ and ‘non-legislative’ acts, ‘delegated’ and ‘implementing’ acts, ‘delegation of powers’, ‘essential elements’ and ‘implementation’. The tone is neutral, careful not to reduce the complexity or interfere with the qualified assessments of all different authors. Focus is set on the development over time and the institutional context in which that development has taken place. An important ambition is to identify the legal sources which have been central for the development and also the sources which are today fundamental for the new system of delegation of powers. In addition to that statistics are presented on EU regulatory activity, which are central for all chapters of the book. Finally, the aim of the book is formulated and some important delimitations explained.

Keywords:   Article 290 TFEU, 291 Article TFEU, delegated acts, implementing acts, legislative acts, non-legislative acts, delegation of powers, separation of powers, comitology, agencies

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