Complying with Europe: EU Harmonisation and Soft Law in the by Gerda Falkner, Oliver Treib, Miriam Hartlapp, Simone Leiber

By Gerda Falkner, Oliver Treib, Miriam Hartlapp, Simone Leiber

What does ecu legislation actually suggest for the member states? This ebook provides the 1st encompassing and in-depth empirical examine of the consequences of 'voluntaristic' and (partly) 'soft' ecu regulations in all 15 member states. It examines ninety case reviews throughout a number of european Directives and clarifies modern concerns in political technology, integration concept, and social coverage. The learn concludes that significant implementation mess ups be successful and that, thus far, the ecu fee has now not been capable of accurately practice its keep an eye on functionality.

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In the realm of labour law, a direct influence of the EU standards on the regulatory framework for application and enforcement is only evident (if at all) for health and safety issues. Here, the requirement to set up tripartite health and safety councils in companies and further specification of procedural and technical details via the Committee for Health and Safety at Work (in Luxembourg) directly shape application and enforcement at the national level. With regard to distributive EU policies, the fact that application and enforcement are often under scrutiny can be explained by the interest in knowing ‘where the money goes’.

In order to avoid any potential loss of information caused by the aggregation of the different dimensions, Ch. 14 also addresses the question of whether specific types or dimensions of misfits have a systematic impact on implementation performance. 5 33 The difficult issues of national application and enforcement Labour legislation without inspection is an exercise in ethics. 29 To establish if EU law is actually applied in practice is probably the most challenging task in research on European integration.

Usually, limited practical relevance of legal misfit will only cause the degree of policy misfit to be diminished by one level (from high to medium or from medium to low). In one of our cases (Working Time in Denmark), however, the completely new legal provisions that had to be introduced as a result of the EU Directive were already available in practice to such an extent that we scaled down the adaptation requirements in the policy dimension by two degrees, from a high degree of legal misfit to a low degree of policy misfit (see Ch.

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