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Omzetting van Europese richtlijnen

Een balans van de omzettings- en nalevingsachterstand in Vlaanderen (2009-2013)

Keywords transposition, EU Directives, Flanders, Internal Market Scoreboard
Authors Isabelle De Coninck
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Isabelle De Coninck
Isabelle De Coninck is bachelor European Studies (Universiteit Maastricht) en master vergelijkende en internationale politiek (KU Leuven). Ze is wetenschappelijk medewerker aan het Instituut voor de Overheid van de KU Leuven, waar ze onderzoek voert naar de omzetting van EU-richtlijnen in subnationale entiteiten in het kader van SBOV III.
  • Abstract

      The European Commission publishes bi-annual internal market scoreboards which show the member states’ performance in realizing internal market rules. Timely and correct transposition of internal market directives is a crucial part hereof. Member states are regarded as unitary actors. Consequently the Commission does not differentiate the performances of their constituent sub-national entities. This article constructs the internal market scoreboards for Flanders (2009-2013) and holds these against the Belgian performance. In order to frame the fluctuations in the Flemish performance per scoreboard, external and internal factors that help explain maltransposition are pretested in the Flemish case. Flanders struggles with transposition, transposing barely a fourth of the directives under its competence timely and correctly, with timeliness being most problematic. The factors that seem to be connected to this performance, however, are structural and cannot easily be influenced. Further research is needed to go from this exploration toward explaining maltransposition in Flanders.

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