Information disclosure by the European Union as a tool to improve implementation? A comparative analysis of the perception of domestic regulators

Esther Versluis*, Josine Polak

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En the implementation of european union law is not without problems, and there are many potential solutions to address this situation. This article analyzes the impact of information disclosure by the european union (eu) on the application of eu policy in the member states according to domestic regulators. By comparatively analyzing eu directives on air safety and pollution prevention in the netherlands, poland, and portugal, this study illustrates that domestic street-level actors hold mixed perceptions about the utilization of information. Eu-level disclosure is only perceived to be effective when the information is collected by a trusted external actor, and when it is discussed confidentially among stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-284
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Policy Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • European Union
  • implementation
  • information disclosure
  • legitimacy
  • knowledge utilization
  • Union Europea
  • implementacion
  • divulgacion de informacion
  • legitimidad
  • utilizacion del conocimiento

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