Article title Harmonization of Legislation and European Integration
Name of magazine Legal journal «Law of Ukraine» (Ukrainian version)
Issue 6/2013
Сторінки [12-50]
Annotation The article elucidates theoretical and practical issues of the harmonization of legislation bound up with the realization of the European integration within the framework of the European Union. The provisions of the founding treaties on the European Union and on the Functioning of the European Union, acts of the EU institutions on the harmonization of legislation are considered in it by using the concrete examples. The role of the EU Court of Justice in the resolution of these questions is shown. Special attention is paid to the analyses of the provisions of international agreements of the European Union on the harmonization of the internal legislation of the third countries with the EU law. The impact of the EU acquis on the harmonization of legislation is being under consideration. The types and methods of the harmonization of legislation provided by the international agreements are analyzed. The legal effects of such harmonization for the EU member-states and the third countries are estimated. Special attention is paid to the consequences of entering into effect of the association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. The organizational and legal mechanisms as well as the new methods of harmonization of the Ukrainian legislation with the EU law with the special emphasis on the transposition of EU directives into the internal Ukrainian legislation as well as the realization of some provisions of the EU law in the legal order of Ukraine are considered. The significance of harmonization of legislation for the perspectives of the Ukraine's integration into the European Union internal market is shown.
Keywords European Union, harmonization of legislation, acquis, legal effect, association agreement with Ukraine.
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