Powers of the European Border and Coastguard Agency

Date: 13th Dec 2017

Time: 11:00-12:00

Organiser: Europa Research Group

Location: Chrystal Macmillan Building (Seminar Room 5)


The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

Powers of the (New) European Border and Coast Guard Agency
Further Constraining Meroni or Narrowing ‘Short-selling’?

David Fernández Rojo
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Deusto

Wednesday 13 December 2017
11am to 12pm

Chrystal Macmillan Building
Seminar Room 5

In the post-Lisbon era, the Court of Justice of the EU has allowed far-reaching delegation of competences (legally binding and general application) to EU agencies, provided that the delegation is specific, limited and subject to judicial review. While the Meroni delegation conditionality has been significantly reduced, the core of this old doctrine still survives in parallel to the system of delegation in Articles 290-291 TFEU. For the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, not only are the original Meroni requirements now more leniently applied, but its operational powers are expanding. Although the expansion of powers for agencies might appear desirable, close consideration must be given to the policy fields in question. Powers in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, like for the EBCGA, may in particular give rise to national sovereignty concerns and fundamental rights implications.

Cleo Davies | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

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