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The Choice of Legal Instrument: A Choice of Legal Basis?

  • Annegret Engel
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Abstract

This Chapter discusses the different instruments of secondary EU law, their legal effects and the choices made by the institutions when giving effect to policies. It aims to provide an analysis of the overlaps and conflicts between the various EU legal instruments and the resulting inter-institutional disputes. It further evaluates the Court’s approach when scrutinising such cases for their correct choice of legal instrument and recommends the application of general criteria of legal basis litigation in order to provide a maximum degree of legal certainty.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annegret Engel
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  1. 1.Cardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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