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EU Agencies: Legal and Political Limits to the Transformation of the EU Administration

Merijn Chamon


In the past two decades the EU legislator has established a growing number of subsidiary bodies commonly referred to as EU decentralized agencies. In recent years, increasingly significant powers have been delegated or conferred to these bodies, in contrast to the modest powers granted to the earlier agencies. The successful development and implementation of the EU’s policies in many different fields depend on the activities of the EU agencies. In a practical sense, they have therefore become indispensable. The agencies’ practical importance stands in stark contrast to their formal status in E ... More

Keywords: European Union, EU Treaties, EU decentralized agencies, delegation of powers, conferral of powers, agencification, EU constitutional law, EU institutional law, institutional politics, institutional balance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198784487
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784487.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Merijn Chamon, author
Post-doctoral assistant at the Department of European, Public, and International Law, University of Ghent