98% of EU rules are decided via Comitology and delegated acts, rather than via legislation. This shows the importance of these decisionmaking processes. The procedures are complex with many exceptions and derogations. Academic books have been published on the subject: they explain the “what” comitology and delegated acts are, but are silent on “how to” effectively operate in these processes.
What European affairs practitioners need is a manual explaining each step of the different processes with diagrams, concrete cases, practical explanations. This is exactly what the Handbook on secondary legislation is all about: a book designed by practitioners for practitioners.
An indispensable tool to navigate efficiently through the labyrinth of decision-making procedures.
Part I. Introduction: the Handbook in 2020
Part II. History of secondary legislation
Part III. Why secondary legislation is more important than ever
Part IV. Overview of EU secondary legislation today