Who does what in European private law? An introduction / Bram Akkermans, Jaap Haag, Nicole Kornet, Jan Smits The justification of value judgements, theoretical foundations for arguments about the best level to regulation European private law / Jaap Hage Who does what? On the distribution of competences among the European Union and the member states / Jan M. Smits On which level should private laws in Europe be created? / Jaap Hage Who does what in consumer law: a search for criteria for centralized lawmaking / William Bull, Jiangqiu Ge, Catalina Goanță, Mark Kawakami, Jan Smits Who does what in commercial law? The case for a multi-level & multi-actor approach to regulating commercial transactions / Anna Beckers, Nicole Kornet, Janwillem Oosterhuis European Union constitutional property law: searching for foundations for the allocation of regulatory competences / Bram Akkermans Case study: Harmonizing security rights / Willem Loof, Anna Berlee Who does what in competition law: harmonizing rules on damages for infringements of the EU competition rules? / Caroline Cauffman, Niels Philipsen Who does what? Environmental liability in the EU / Kristel De Smedt, Michael Faure.
As the European Union (EU) matures, there is an increasing debate, partly fuelled by fierce national criticism offered by Eurosceptic politicians, partly initiated by the EU institutions themselves, on the way in which the EU has developed and what the EU must look like in the future. This debate includes a discussion on one of the core aspects of European integration: at which level should the rules be set and who decides where the authority to do so should lie? Private law has an important role to play in this discussion. Many private law rules touch on the core of the internal market as they serve to foster trade or to offer protection to market participants, such as consumers. In 2011, the Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) was founded. M-EPLI researchers combine European Private Law scholarship in the fields of contract, property, commercial and procedural law as well as legal theory. In this book M-EPLI fellows present perspectives on the allocation of competences in European Private Law.
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