Towards a comprehensive system of controls for EU agencies

M. Scholten, Martino Maggetti, Yannis Papadopoulos

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EU agencies have been growing over the last 45 years, with a proliferation since the early 2000s. They are seen as an important instrument for shaping and implementing EU policies throughout a large number of policy areas. As the policy areas’ specificities vary greatly, including how much of a say the EU gets in regulating specific sectors, EU agencies also differ to a considerable extent. They can, for example, have different policy objectives, functions, powers, institutional structures and mechanisms to render account, to name but a few.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControlling EU Agencies
Subtitle of host publicationThe Rule of Law in a Multi-jurisdictional Legal Order
EditorsMiroslava Scholten, Alex Brenninkmeijer
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781789905427
ISBN (Print)9781789905410
Publication statusPublished - May 2020


  • agencies
  • eu
  • controls
  • accountability
  • judicial protection


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