The EU and its legislation: prison of peoples or chicken coops?
In the perspective of the 22-25 May European elections, it seems more than even necessary to clarify the debate on the proportion of national laws of "European origin". This is the purpose of this Policy paper by Yves Bertoncini, based on 5 sets of complementary remarks:
1. “80% of laws come from Brussels”: a myth maintained for technical and political reasons
2. European legislation with a highly variable sectoral impact
3. A cross-cutting legislative impact: the supervisory power of the EU
4. European legislation having regulatory rather than legislative implications
5. A subsidiary legislative impact of the EU: 20% rather than 80%