Law Enforcement by EU Authorities

Implications for Political and Judicial Accountability

Edited by Miroslava Scholten, Associate Professor of EU Law, Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE) and Michiel Luchtman, Professor of Transnational Law Enforcement and Fundamental Rights, Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology and Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE), Utrecht University, the Netherlands

EU law and governance have faced a new development – the proliferation of EU enforcement authorities, which have grown in number over the last 15 years. These entities, either acting alone or together with national enforcement authorities, have been investigating and sanctioning private actors on their compliance with EU law. Law Enforcement by EU Authorities investigates whether the system of control (in terms of both judicial and political accountability) has evolved to support the new system of law enforcement in the EU.

‘The book provides an excellent and in-depth analysis of each major European enforcement agency; how they interact with national agencies; and identifies strengths and gaps in the accountability frameworks governing those bodies. This book is a must have for academics and policy makers who seek to understand the operation of EU enforcement mechanisms.’
– Philip Bender, Australian Journal of Public Administration

‘The book is a valuable contribution to the better understanding of shared administration (enforcement) and “agencification” of accountability systems in the EU.’
– Ernö Várnay, Common Market Law Review

2017 400 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 462 3 £116.00 £104.40 $170.00 $153.00

Elgaronline 978 1 78643 463 0

Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. is registered in the UK at: The Lypiatts, 15 Lansdown Road,
Cheltenham, Glos GL50 2JA. Registered number: 2041703

How To Order


Get up to 20% discount when you order online

By Email

UK/ROW: [email protected]

N/S America: [email protected]

By Phone

UK/ROW: +44 (0) 1243 843291

N/S America: (800) 390-3149

Connect With Us

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

For news, views and offers


Read our Blog

For news, views and debate from our authors and readers.

For More Information

UK/ROW: [email protected]

N/S America: [email protected]