Subsidiarity And Proportionality Eu Law Essays

Principles of Subsidiarity and Proportionality at European Union Level, as Expression of National Interests


Objectives: For the European Union, the principle of subsidiarity is associated with the principle of proportionality, credited with maintaining the balance between the interests of Member States and those of European Union.  This study aims to analyze the principle of subsidiarity and the failures of EU and analyze the conditions which bring under regulation the implementation of this principle. The essay also examines interdisciplinary the impact of the implementation of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality towards the powers exercised within the Union. Prior work: I’ve tried to find and debate hermeneutical new regulations and doctrinal opinions in this domain very important for those who practice international public law. Results: In European Union and Member States, the enforcement of  principles of law is viewed with great interest, being considered sources of law. Value: We think this article represents an important step in the disclosure of the problem raised by appliance of subsidiarity and proportionality principles on european and national level.


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Emerson, Michael (2014) Proportionality needed in the subsidiarity debate in the EU – Appraisal of the British and Dutch initiatives. CEPS Essay No. 11, 8 April 2014. UNSPECIFIED.

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In a new CEPS Essay, Michael Emerson assesses the initiatives taken by the UK and Dutch governments to cut out excessive EU regulatory intrusion, namely in the form of the ongoing British Balance of Competences Review and the Dutch list of 54 items of EU regulation that they would like to see repealed or reformed. He concludes that while one can approve of a campaign for better EU regulation and for cutting out unnecessary micro-regulation, it would require impressive commitment by all member states and the EU institutions to follow the best features of the British and Dutch leads for this to have a real effect in the fight against populist euroscepticism. In his view, that battle will have to be won primarily with bigger weapons – some combination of better macroeconomic results, bigger foreign policy achievements and the emergence of a European-level political leadership to which the people can relate. In short, there has to be due proportionality in the diagnosis of the responsibility of inadequate subsidiarity for the EU’s ills.

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