Programma di European Administrative Law:

European Administrative Law

Maurizia De Bellis



1. The Construction of the EU Administrative Space(9/10)

Background reading: Mario P. Chiti, Forms of European Administrative Action, 68 Law & Contemp. Probs. 37 (2004) ; H. Hoffmann, Mapping the European administrative space, West European Politics, 2008, 31(4)


2. The General Principles of EU administrative Law and the Rule of Law  (16/10)

Reading Material:

ECJ, Case 294/83, Parti écologiste "Les Verts" v European Parliament

Background reading: T. Koopmans, The Birth of European Law at the Cross-roads of Legal Traditions, 39 Am. J. Comp. L., 493 (1991)


3. Agencies and Delegation(23/10)

Reading Material:

CJUE, Case C‑270/12, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Esma-shortselling case).

Background reading: E. Chiti, An Important Part of the EU’s Institutional Machinery: Features, Problems and Perspectives of European Agencies, in CMLR, 2009, Vol. 46, p. 1395 ss.; M. De Bellis, Procedural rule-making of European supervisory agencies (ESAs): an effective tool for legitimacy?, TARN Working Paper Series 12/2017, August 2017


4. The EU administration and the use of force(30/10)

Reading Material:

ECJ, Joined cases 46/87 and 227/88, Hoechst v. Commission

ECJ, Case C-94/00,Roquette Frères SA v Directeur général de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes, and Commission

EC Regulation n. 1/2003

Background reading: della Cananea, The European Union and the “Legitimate Use of Force”: Administrative Inspections and Legal Safeguards, Research Handbook on EU Administrative Law(2017), ch. 3


5. Composite Proceedings(6/11)

Reading Material:

ECJ, Case C-97/91, Oleificio Borelli

ECJ, Case C-188/92, Textilverke

Background reading:

S. Cassese, European Administrative Proceedings, 68 Law & Contemp. Probs. 21 (2004); G. della Cananea, The European Union's Mixed Administrative Proceedings, 68 Law & Contemp. Probs. 197 (2004); M Eliantonio, Judicial Review and Integrated Administration: the case of Composite Procedures


6. Right to be heard(13/11)

Reading Material:

ECJ, Case 17/74, Transocean Marine Paint Association v Commission

ECJ, C402/05P and C415/05, Kadi and Al Barakaat International Foundation

Background reading: G. de Burça, The EU, the European Court of Justice and the International Legal Order after Kadi, Harvard International Law Journal, 51, 1 (2009); G. della Cananea, Global Security and Procedural Due Process of Law between the United Nations and the European Union, 15 Columbia Journal of European Law 511 (2009)


7. Participation(20/11)

Reading Material:

ECJ, C-104/97, Atlanta  

Background reading: F. Bignami, Three Generations of Participation Rights Before the European Commission, Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 68, No.1, 2004;  J. Mendes, Participation in rule-making: European Union, in Jean-Bernard Auby (ed.) Droit comparé de la procédure administrative/ Comparative Law of Administrative Procedure, Bruylant (2016), pp. 331-342


8. Access and Transparency(27/11)

Reading Material:

Regulation (Ec) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents

CJEU, Cases C‑39/05 P and C‑52/05 P, Kingdom of Sweden and Maurizio Turco v Council

CJEU, Case C-139/07, EU Commission vs. Technische Glaswerke Ilmenau GmbH

CJEU, Cases C-514/11 P and C-605/11 P, Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN) Background reading: D. Curtin and P. Leino, Openness, Transparency and the Right of Access to Documents in the EU. In-Depth Analysis, EUI RSCAS 2016/63 working paper


9. The review of EU administrative decisions(28/11_TBC)

Reading Material:

ECJ, C-50/00, Union de Pequenos Agricultores

ECJ, T-177/01 C-263/02, Jégo-Quere

CJEU, Case C‑219/17, Silvio Berlusconi, Finanziaria d’investimento Fininvest SpA (Fininvest) v Banca d’Italia and Istituto per la Vigilanza Sulle Assicurazioni (IVASS)