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De omzetting van EG-richtlijnen in de Belgische rechtsorde en de Europeanisering van de Belgische politiek

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  • Youri Devuyst orcid logo

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Under EC law, directives are often used to harmonize legislation of the member states. White directives are binding as to the result to be achieved, they leave the "choice ofform and methods" to the  member states. These must then transpose or implement the directives in their national legal order  within a fixed period of time. According to 1992 data of the Commission of the European Communities, Belgium occupied a seventh place in the transposition ofdirectives in general (93.6% of the total  number of directives transposed). With regard to the implementation of White Book directives  concerning the European internal market however, Belgium, in June 1992, occupied the last place.
A wide variety of administrative and structural problems were responsible for Belgium's delay in the implementation of EC directives. Late 1992, an urgency programme set up by the Belgian government  early 1992 began to succeed in making up for part of the arrearage with regard to the transposition of White Book directives.
However, only through the further adaption its political and administrative structures to the actual Europeanization of Belgian political life wilt Belgium become adequately prepared for the timely and correct transposition of EC directives. This implies an active administrative and parliamentary participation in the preparation of EC legislation and an early dissemination of information concerning the EC's legislative process.

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Devuyst, Y., (1993) “De omzetting van EG-richtlijnen in de Belgische rechtsorde en de Europeanisering van de Belgische politiek”, Res Publica 35(1), p.39-54. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v35i1.18823

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30 Mar 1993
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