This book examines the influence of the European Commission and the European Court of Justice in the political and legal enforcement of member state compliance in the EU. The authors show how the EU's supranational institutions have played an independent role in the creation of a European enforcement system that is exceptionally effective compared to that of other international organizations.
About the Author
Jonas Tallberg is Research Fellow at Lund University and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
Table of Contents1. Introduction
2. Principals, Supervisors and Agents of EU Enforcement
3. The European Market and State Non-Compliance
4. Centralized Enforcement through Supranational Institutions: The Exploitation of Existing Powers
5. Delegation of Enforcement Powers: The Supranational Quest for Sanctioning Authority
6. Decentralized Enforcement through National Courts: The Supranational Creation of New Powers