|Author (Person)||Mańko, Rafał, Mildebrath, Hendrik Alexander|
|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Publisher||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), European Union|
|Series Title||EPRS Briefings|
|Series Details||PE 679.098|
|Publication Date||February 2021|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
Against the backdrop of new and unprecedented crises and challenges, the advantages of coordinated approaches and effective cross-border responses are all the more evident, and gaining support among Europeans, as shown by recent Eurobarometer surveys. In this context, EU complementary executive capacity could be a way of meeting citizens' expectations, through complementing, without replacing, the executive capacities of the Member States.
The concept of complementary EU executive capacity dovetails naturally with the ongoing transformation of the EU from a legislative union to a hybrid (legislative–executive) union, as it becomes more involved in implementing law rather than purely enacting it. Essentially, the notion repackages pre-existing administrative practices in a way that facilitates their operationalisation, draws attention to new areas of potential EU executive involvement, and presents a tool for communication with citizens that can be understood.
This EPRS Briefing is part of the series EPRS Ideas Paper - Towards a more resilient EU.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Challenges facing the European Union [EU], EU Integration Theory|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|