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Ministerial Transposition of EU Directives: Can Oversight Improve Performance?

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  • Radoslaw Zubek
  • Katarina Staronova
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    This paper argues that the extent to which national administrations transpose EU directives in a timely fashion may be related to how transposition is coordinated inside national ministries. Focusing on transposition through secondary legislation in Estonia, Poland and Slovenia, the paper finds initial evidence that oversight can contribute to better transposition performance. Ministries with strong internal oversight tend to be better at timely transposition, while ministries with no or weak oversight perform worse. The results tend to hold if one controls for country effects, party preferences and transposition workload.

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    Paper provided by Institute for European integration research (EIF) in its series Working Papers of the Vienna Institute for European integration research (EIF) with number 9.

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    Date of creation: 15 Dec 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:erp:eifxxx:p0017

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    Keywords: directives; Estonia; political science;

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