Decentralized Agencies and the IGC: A Question of Accountability (2003:14)

The aim of this report is to identify some of those features which, since they are shared by all or some of the existing agencies, are essential in order to explain their legal nature and to highlight some problems that should be addressed in the process leading up to the adoption of a new constitutional treaty.

At present, the role of decentralized agencies is premised on the Court of Justice’s idea of an institutional balance of powers, requiring an EU-institution to assume full responsibility. But the exact meaning of this is far from clear and, more importantly, there is a risk that current efforts to comply with the Court’s requirements are causing more obscurity than clarity.

The report was presented at the seminar The Future Court System of the EU and is a part of the research project Strategy 2004.

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