Administrative Remedies in the EU after the Lisbon Treaty

By Luca De Lucia

This article aims to offer an overview of the principal administrative remedies available against the European administration and to illustrate the impact exercised on these by the new Treaty. In particular, three types of administrative remedies governed by secondary legislation are presented: those relating to internal review, those decided by independent commissions instituted within European agencies and those devolved to the European Commission against acts of European agencies. Next, the relationship between administrative appeals and the regulation of certain executive acts of the European Union will be examined, to formulate considerations on the role of these instruments within the «system of European administrative justice».