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See detailNew Approach meets new economy: Enforcing EU product safety in e-commerce
Ullrich, Carsten UL

in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (2019)

This article reviews recent regulatory initiatives in the area of EU product safety legislation and market surveillance from the angle of e-commerce through online marketplaces. With the arrival of the ... [more ▼]

This article reviews recent regulatory initiatives in the area of EU product safety legislation and market surveillance from the angle of e-commerce through online marketplaces. With the arrival of the internet, the sale of non-compliant and illegal consumer products has proliferated. E-commerce and globalized supply chains are challenging a regulatory system that is fragmented, highly technical and slow to respond to the dynamic changes introduced to the marketplace. The EU Commission’s 2017 notice on the surveillance of products sold online and its latest proposal for a new regulation on enforcing product compliance rules testify to the unsatisfactory state of progress in this area. A reason for this may be seen in the history and nature of New Approach style product law, which outsources technical product regulation to the industry and entrusts enforcement tightly in the hands of specialized national regulators. New actors in the supply chain, such as fulfilment service providers or e-commerce platforms, have fallen between the cracks. This article argues that extending the principles of the New Approach to e-commerce marketplaces, by seeing their activities as affecting essential requirements, could be of interest to both the problems at hand and the wider debate on online platforms regulation. [less ▲]

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See detailThe democratic deficit and European Central Bank crisis monetary policies.
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL; Howarth, David UL

in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (2019)

This article presents the argument that European Central Bank (ECB) policy-making from the start of the sovereign debt crisis in 2010 undermined the democratic legitimacy of the ECB. We start with the ... [more ▼]

This article presents the argument that European Central Bank (ECB) policy-making from the start of the sovereign debt crisis in 2010 undermined the democratic legitimacy of the ECB. We start with the argument – defended by a number of scholars including Majone and Moravcsik – that where European Union (EU) policy-making is technocratic and does not have significant redistributive implications it can benefit from depoliticization that does not undermine the democratic legitimacy of this policy-making. This is notably the case where EU institutions have narrow mandates and are constrained by super-majoritarian decision-making. Prior to the international financial crisis, the ECB’s monetary policies were shaped entirely by the interpretation that its mandate was primarily to ensure low inflation. From the outbreak of the sovereign debt crisis, the ECB adopted a range of policies which pushed its role well beyond that interpretation and engaged in a form of redistribution that directly undermined treaty provisions. [less ▲]

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See detail[Book Review] Mark Dawson, "New Governance and the Transformation of European Law - Coordinating Eu Social Law and Policy"
Mendes, Joana UL

in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (2013), 20(4), 653-658

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See detailAmending the Statute of the EU Courts
Meij, Arjen UL

in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (2013), 20(1), 127-132

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