Interinstitutional Tensions in the New System for Delegation of Powers

T. Christiansen, M.J. Dobbels

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This chapter discusses how the new system for delegation of powers has been put into practice by examining in some detail a number of classic key ‘sites’ for inter-institutional conflict. This includes new fora for inter-institutional relations such as the expert groups set up to consult on draft delegated acts and the appeal committees, providing the point of referral for comitology acts. It also explores the way in which the legislative process is being impacted by the choice between delegated and implementing acts, and the degree to which the ep and council make use of opportunities to exercise their power to object to delegated acts or indeed to revoke the delegation of powers altogether. In conclusion, the chapter examines the impact that the new system has had on the long-standing tensions among the institutions and reflects on improvements as well as difficulties that can be expected in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRule-making by the European Commission
Subtitle of host publicationthe New System for Delegation of Powers
EditorsC.F. Bergstroem, D. Ritleng
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780198703235
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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