The EU Environmental Soft Law is now available!

A new SoLar working Paper is now available for download! This working paper presents the results of research carried out by the environmental policy team of the SoLaR network. The research examined how the Commission’s guidelines and recommendations in the field of EU environmental law are transposed and complied with in some selected Member States:…

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Piercing the Soft Law Veil?

A new SoLaR Publication is now available for download! Petra Lea Láncos contributed to the latest SoLaR publication. The title of the article is “Piercing the Soft Law Veil? The Hard Truth About Directive-Like Recommendations.” Here is the abstract: Soft law, and in particular, the burgeoning body of non-binding EU norms continues to fascinate lawyers, fuelling…

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Soft Law Implementation in the EU Multilevel System

A new SoLaR publication is now available for download! SoLaR member Miriam Hartlapp contributed to the latest SoLaR publication. The title of the article is “Soft Law Implementation in the EU multilevel system: Legitimacy and Governance Efficiency Revisited.” Here is the abstract: Soft law instruments such as recommendations, guidelines or communications do not entail jurisdictional…

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First SoLaR Working Paper Now Available!

The first SoLaR Working Paper is now available for download! In this paper, we review the literature on EU soft law. The paper presents the different definitions of EU soft law and taxonomies, before moving to an analysis of the status and legal effects of soft law. We then review studies on the interface between…

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