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by Jacob Öberg (English)

Limits to EU Powers: A Case Study of EU Regulatory Criminal Law

Pursuant to the precepts of EU law, EU policy-makers are bound to ensure that any EU legislation must fall within the remit of the EU's competences. This monograph looks at this highly contested issue, with particular reference to European Union criminal law. It looks at the powers enjoyed by the EU to impose criminal sanctions to suggest mechanisms by which legislative powers could be kept in check. The book argues that the main responsibility for providing checks against the exercise of EU power lies with the EU judiciary. It argues that the most effective form of review is procedural and through the case study of sanctions, provides the basis for such a review. Innovative, engaging and rigorous, this is an important publication both in the field of European criminal and constitutional law.

Praise for the book:

“…essential reading for anyone interested in the existence and exercise of EU powers in the field of criminal law. Öberg's critical examination of the constitutional constraints to EU action also raises many questions that are of great interest in other areas of EU competence. The book deserves a wide readership among scholars interested in the constitutional workings of the European Union.”
Samuli Miettinen, University of Helsinki & Tallinn University (ECLAN Contact Point for Finland)

Journal/Publisher: Hart

Publication type: Book

Number of pages/Page range: 256

Language/s (content): English

Date of publication: 27-07-17

Personal data

Full name Jacob Öberg

Current occupation Senior Lecturer

University/Institution Örebro University