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The Division of Competencies

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The Division of Competencies

Reform Suggestions and Implications for the Environment

The Laeken Declaration, convening the Convention on the Future of Europe, submitted a broad mandate to it, requesting it to reorganise the distribution of tasks between the EU and the Member States. However, the Convention did not consider reallocation of competencies, but rather concentrated on the task of ensuring transparency for the delimitation of competencies. Ecologic published a Brief that presents the system underlying the constitutional division of competencies, points out consequences of the system, and assesses them from an environmental point of view.

This Ecologic Brief [pdf, 54 KB, English] is part of the project EcoFuturum "Europe's Democratic challenge: Actively Shaping European Environmental Policy". It is part of a series of contributions to the European constitutional debates, and Ecologic thus continues its tradition of work on "Greening the Treaties".


Citation

Klasing, Anneke 2003: The Division of Competencies. Reform Suggestions and Implications for the Environment. [Ecologic Briefs - A Sustainable Constitution for Europe]. Berlin: ecoscript.

Language
English
Author(s)
Publisher
Year
2003
ISBN
3-937085-05-x
ISSN
1611-4787
Dimension
20 pp.
Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Background
  • Division of Competencies in the Draft Constitution
  • The Principle of Subsidiarity
  • Other Provisions
  • Policies
  • Conclusions
  • Annex
Keywords
Laeken Declaration, future, competence, allocation, constitution, subsidiarity, proportionality, Environment, Ex-ante Control, PAPSP, Court of Justice,