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Henk Addink

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198841159

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198841159.001.0001

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Implementation of Good Governance Principles on the European Level

Implementation of Good Governance Principles on the European Level

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Good Governance

Henk Addink

Oxford University Press

In this chapter the focus is on the implementation of the principles of good governance by the European Union administrative institutions and the controlling institutions like the European Court of Justice and the European Ombudsman. The Treaty of Lisbon contains rules and obligations in respect of the implementation of these principles. The principle of transparency has found its expression in article 1 paragraph 2 TFEU. The principles of political participation are embodied in article 11 TEU. The right of access to documents of the Union’s institutions is a fundamental rule in article 15 TFEU. Furthermore, according to article 16 paragraph 8 TEU, the European Council of ministers must meet in public when acting as a legislator. These Treaty principles are complemented by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union which has entered into force with the final ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and its chapter on citizen’s rights like the right to good administration in article 41. In search for a better quality of administrative proceedings, a code on good administrative practise, a soft law instrument based on the logic of best practise has ultimately been adopted.

Keywords:   European institutions, European administrative principles, principles in the Lisbon Treaty, principle of transparency, principle of participation, right of access to documents, public meetings European Council of Ministers, EU-Charter of Fundamental Rights, specifications fundamental rights, better quality of administrative proceedings, and code on good administrative practise

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