Legitimacy and EU Administrative Law : Future Prospects

15-11-2011

This briefing note considers the concepts of good governance and legitimacy post Lisbon and the connection between these concepts and the evolution of EU Administrative Law. It provides an overview of the current EU Administrative Law landscape by drawing on the themes common to the sectoral reports: complexity, lacunae and inconsistency. It proposes some next steps for the Working Group on EU Administrative Law, including adopting a legally binding instrument containing basic administrative principles.

This briefing note considers the concepts of good governance and legitimacy post Lisbon and the connection between these concepts and the evolution of EU Administrative Law. It provides an overview of the current EU Administrative Law landscape by drawing on the themes common to the sectoral reports: complexity, lacunae and inconsistency. It proposes some next steps for the Working Group on EU Administrative Law, including adopting a legally binding instrument containing basic administrative principles.

Ekstern forfatter

Melanie Smith (Cardiff Law School, the UK)