The Application of EU Law : Relevant Aspects of European Administrative Procedure

15-03-2011

Administrative procedure continues to gain prominence within European administrative law, going even further than its own application measures, whether they are adopted by the European institutions, the Member States or at both levels by means of composite administration. With regard to indirect or integrated application, the Member States’ procedural autonomy has been unable to halt the increasing Europeanisation of procedures, to the point where there are highly ambitious plans to codify them. Meanwhile, European interventionism in procedural matters continues to take on indirect and direct, praetorian and regulatory characteristics, ranging from soft law to formal sources, and from the sectoral to the general.

Administrative procedure continues to gain prominence within European administrative law, going even further than its own application measures, whether they are adopted by the European institutions, the Member States or at both levels by means of composite administration. With regard to indirect or integrated application, the Member States’ procedural autonomy has been unable to halt the increasing Europeanisation of procedures, to the point where there are highly ambitious plans to codify them. Meanwhile, European interventionism in procedural matters continues to take on indirect and direct, praetorian and regulatory characteristics, ranging from soft law to formal sources, and from the sectoral to the general.