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p. 474. How secondary EU law is madelocked

p. 474. How secondary EU law is madelocked

  • Anthony Arnull


The EU has a number of law-making procedures, which seek to reconcile swirling national, institutional, and political rivalries. Like all legislation, the measures they generate represent compromises, but they have on the whole been remarkably successful in achieving their objectives. ‘How secondary EU law is made’ outlines the ordinary legislative procedure, which applies in many important areas of EU competence, and the process of enhanced cooperation. It goes on to describe special legislative procedures and the range of legal acts that may be adopted. Finally, it considers whether the EU makes too much law and the democratic legitimacy of its law-making procedures.

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