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The Impact of the European Union on National Legislation. ZEI Discussion Paper C240 2017

Raunio, Tapio and Wiberg, Matti. (2017) The Impact of the European Union on National Legislation. ZEI Discussion Paper C240 2017. [Discussion Paper]

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    From the Introduction. “Today it is a tragedy that the European Union (EU) – that body long ago established with the high and noble motive of making another war impossible – is itself beginning to stifle democracy, in this country and around Europe. If you include both primary and secondary legislation, the EU now generates 60 % of all the laws that pass through Westminster.”1 This claim was made by Boris Johnson, one of the leading figures of the ‘leave’ side during the Brexit referendum campaign. Referring to a video footage of Commissioner Viviane Reding, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) went even further than that, arguing that the figure was as high as 75 or 80 %.

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    Item Type: Discussion Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law) > compliance/national implementation
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > University of Bonn, Center for European Integration Studies > ZEI Discussion Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 11:40
    Number of Pages: 22
    Last Modified: 10 May 2017 11:40

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