The EU's New Economic Governance prescriptions for German, Irish, Italian and Romanian public transport and water services from 2009 to 2019

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Title: The EU's New Economic Governance prescriptions for German, Irish, Italian and Romanian public transport and water services from 2009 to 2019
Authors: Golden, DarraghSzabó, ImreErne, Roland
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/13259
Date: Sep-2021
Online since: 2022-11-23T14:39:40Z
Abstract: After the success of the single market programme, the European Commission’s attempts to commodify public services had run out of steam by the mid-2000s. After 2008, however, a new economic governance (NEG) regime provided the Commission with a new policymaking tool and allowed a tight integration of the SMP with the enhanced rules of the economic and monetary union (EMU). Whereas the European Parliament was able to curb the Commission’s commodifying bent through legislative amendments in the 2000s, the EU’s NEG prescriptions do not require parliamentary approval. This made it more difficult for labour movements, and their allies in the European Parliament, to contest them. Our detailed analysis of the EU prescriptions on public transport and water services from 2009 to 2019 for Germany, Ireland, Italy and Romania thus shows that the shift from the EU’s ordinary legislative procedures to NEG neither made EU politics more social nor more democratic.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
European Research Council
Funding Details: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin
Series/Report no.: ERC Project ‘European Unions’; Working Paper No. 10
Copyright (published version): 2021 The Authors
Keywords: European economic and monetary unionNew economic governancePublic service commodificationPublic transport servicesPublic water services
Other versions: https://www.erc-europeanunions.eu/working-papers/
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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