EU Regulatory Decision Making and the Role of the United States

Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation as a Gateway for U. S. Economic Interests?

  • Oliver┬áZiegler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 11-11

About this book


Oliver Ziegler raises the question of what role economic interests of the United States play in the regulatory decision making process of the European Union. Critics often assume that U. S. dominance in the world economy, fueled by a powerful business elite, has significantly affected EU regulations at the expense of environmental and consumer protection standards. The author falsifies this proposition. He shows, first, that the EU often adopts regulations against the explicit opposition of the U. S. thereby ignoring the principles of transatlantic regulatory cooperation. Second, he demonstrates that business interests in the EU are usually not homogenous and often come second to environmental and consumer concerns. In addition, the author shows the increasing role of the European Parliament in EU regulatory decison making.


EU decision making EU-U.S. regulatory cooperation

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver┬áZiegler
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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