Type: Working Paper
Mapping the legal scope for flexible implementation in EU directives
Working Paper, EUI RSC, 2022/46, Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU)
ZBÍRAL, Robert, PRINCEN, Sebastiaan, SMEKAL, Hubert, Mapping the legal scope for flexible implementation in EU directives, EUI RSC, 2022/46, Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU) - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74583
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This paper analyses the extent to which EU directives allow for variation in the way that member states implement them. Such room for ‘flexible implementation’ may be used to overcome conflict during decision-making or to accommodate diversity in conditions within member states. The analysis is based on an original dataset of 164 directives adopted between 2006 and 2015, which are coded for the discretion they offer to member states. In addition to the overall level of discretion in directives, the paper also zooms in on five specific types of discretion. Based on these data, patterns of discretion across policy areas and different types of directives are explored.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74583
Series/Number: EUI RSC; 2022/46; Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU)
Publisher: European University Institute
Grant number: H2020/822304/EU
Sponsorship and Funder information:
This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 822304. The content of this document represents only the views of the InDivEU consortium and is its sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.
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