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European Agencies: Law and Practices of Accountability

Madalina Busuioc


European agencies have been created at a rapid pace in recent years in a multitude of highly pertinent and sensitive fields ranging from pharmaceuticals and aviation safety to chemicals or financial supervision. This agency phenomenon shows no signs of relenting, and the trend in recent years is towards the delegation of ever-broader powers. These bodies, meant to operate at arm's length from political control, have real power and their opinions and decisions can have a direct impact on individuals, regulators, and member states. Given the powers wielded by the agencies, who is responsible for ... More

Keywords: agency, member states, accountability, bureaucracy, european governance, european agencies, case law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199699292
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699292.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Madalina Busuioc, author
Assistant Professor at Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), University of Amsterdam.