Law Enforcement by EU Authorities: Implications for Political and Judicial Accountability

M. Scholten (Editor), M.J.J.P. Luchtman (Editor)

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Law Enforcement by EU Authorities is the first comprehensive study to put the new development of the proliferation of EU enforcement authorities (EEAs) on the map. It offers an investigation into each of the existing eight EEAs and a prospective European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) and how EEAs enforce EU law vis-à-vis private actors, such as banks and air companies, together with relevant national enforcement authorities. The study focuses on political and judicial accountability in the system of shared direct enforcement. It shows the need for improvement of democratic control and judicial protection in the area of ‘shared tasks, but separated controls’. Written by 30 international academics and practitioners, this edited volume is an excellent contribution to both researchers in the field of EU law and governance and EU and national officials in the field of enforcement.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (Print)978 1 78643 462 3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • EU law
  • law enforcement
  • direct enforcement
  • fundamental rights
  • judicial protection
  • accountability
  • multi-level governance


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