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EU soft law in Cyprus: In search of role and value

Karatzia, Anastasia and Xanthoulis, Napoleon (2021) 'EU soft law in Cyprus: In search of role and value.' In: Eliantonio, Mariolina and Korkea-aho, Emilia and Stefan, Oana, (eds.) EU Soft Law in the Member States: Theoretical Findings and Empirical Evidence. Hart. ISBN 9781509932054 (In Press)

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This chapter aims to identify and evaluate the use and effects of EU soft in two policy fields, namely competition law and financial regulation within the Cypriot legal order. In carrying out this research, we apply a mixed methodology. With respect to competition law, we analyse the decisions of the national competition authority and the case law of the Cypriot courts. Furthermore, we draw on the Cypriot competition authority’s own perceptions about EU soft law – as these were recorded in the authority’s answer to a questionnaire – to evaluate the latter’s normative and practical impact in the domestic administrative practice. With respect to financial regulation, we carry out an empirical analysis of the published instruments issued by the competent Cypriot regulator and review the relevant case law.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2021 10:25
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 10:25

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