61 Admin. L. Rev. 199 (2009)
Decisionmaking in EU Administrative Law - The Problem of Composite Procedures

handle is hein.journals/admin61 and id is 1127 raw text is: DECISIONMAKING IN EU ADMINISTRATIVE
LAW-THE PROBLEM OF COMPOSITE
PROCEDURES
HERWIG C.H. HOFMANN*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.  Introduction  ..................................................................................... 199
II.  Case  Study  and  Background  ........................................................... 200
III. Substance of Composite Procedures: Joint Generation and
Sharing  of  Inform ation .................................................................... 203
IV. Supervision and Remedies-The Situation and
Possibilities  of Im provem ent .......................................................... 210
A. Judicial Supervision of Composite Procedures ....................... 212
1.  Lack  of N etwork  Structures ............................................... 213
2. Joint Procedures for Obtaining Information ...................... 215
3.  Solutions  ............................................................................ 2 16
B. Parliamentary and Administrative Supervision ....................... 218
V. Summary and Outlook for EU Administrative Law ....................... 220
I. INTRODUCTION
This Article addresses legal issues in the European Union (EU) arising
from the fast-paced development toward a highly integrated legal system
without a central administrative body. Implementation of EU policies is
increasingly undertaken by networks of administrations from different
Member States with input from European institutions and bodies.
Integrating European-level and Member State administrative structures and
procedures has led to what this Article describes as composite
procedures. Problems arising from composite procedures are well known
in federal systems, like the U.S. federal system; at the same time, these
problems raise questions that are very different from traditional federal
* Herwig Hofmann is professor of European law at the University of Luxembourg,
Luxembourg and the Director of its Centre for European law. Herwig.hofmann@uni.lu

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