Legislation and Decision-Making

Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca

in EU Law

Sixth edition

Published on behalf of © Text, Introductory Materials, Selection, and Notes Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca, 2015

Published in print July 2015 | ISBN: 9780198714927
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191811319 | DOI:

Series: Text, Cases, And Materials

Legislation and Decision-Making

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All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter, which discusses the process by which the EU enacts legislation and makes decisions, begins by considering the making of legislative acts. This includes the Treaty rules and practice concerning the initiation of the legislative process, and how the ordinary legislative procedure, in which the Council and EP act as co-legislators, has come to occupy centre stage. The focus then shifts to the making of delegated acts followed by an analysis of how implementing acts are made. The chapter concludes with discussion of democracy in the EU, and evaluates the extent to which the EU might be said to have a democracy deficit.

Keywords: European Union; EU law; legislative acts; treaty rules; legislative procedure; democracy; democratic deficit

Chapter.  21787 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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