EU administrative law – What are EU-level public administrators?

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This article serves a twofold purpose. It firstly examines the concept of EU administrative law, which has, so far, remained vague despite being widely researched over the last decade. The present research attempts to fill in this gap by elaborating on a conception of EU administrative law adapting the general structure of national administrative law. The article then explores administrative activity as the main criterion for the identification of national public administrators as well as EU public administrators. Therefore, the study looks at the attempts to create a unified EU administrative law code, refers to European Parliament resolutions of 2013 and 2016 and the ReNEUAL Model Rules on EU Administrative Procedure. The article finishes with identifying EU-level public administrators, focusing on issues related to EU agencies. This study defines EU-level public administrators, rules, judge-made law that constitute EU administrative law and encourages EU legislator to finally adopt a unified administrative procedure act.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-39
JournalHungarian Journal of Legal Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018



  • EU administrative law, EU-level public administrators, EU agencies, public administration

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