Title Assessing the Potential Effects of the European Union Multilevel Approach to the Coexistence Policy
External publication No
Means Eur. Rev.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 4
SJR Quartile 4
SJR Impact 0.11000
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84944325439&doi=10.1017%2fS1062798715000332&partnerID=40&md5=33ab967b2eabed4616132d7aa3e6e301
Publication date 01/10/2015
ISI 000362978100004
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84944325439
DOI 10.1017/S1062798715000332
Abstract European Union (EU) coexistence policy is based on the principle of subsidiarity, which implies a multilevel governance framework. Different legislative approaches have been developed in EU Member States. These legal rules are oriented to both preventing on-farm adventitious admixture (ex-ante regulations) and reducing potential economic consequences (ex-post liability). So coexistence deals with a subject of negative externalities involving an issue of property-right allocation between farmers. Considering the impacts that coexistence policy has on GM (genetically modified) crop adoption rates and the generation of trade distortions, potential effects of the EU coexistence framework are reviewed from a theoretical property-right allocation view. Derived from the analysis, property-right allocation is focused on non-GM farmers according to EU regulation enforcement, which tends to rigid coexistence measures. Nonetheless, the multilevel EU framework has led Member States to pursue their aims: trade interests and social legitimation.
Keywords assessment method; European Union; governance approach; legislation; property rights
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