Challenges of multilevel legislation and democratic acountability
In multilevel legislative settings, such as the European Union or a federation, several problems may arise from the necessary coordination between levels. These problems may be connected with the differences of techniques of legal drafting, the desire to resist or comply with supranational standards, and the level of commitment with the supranational level. There are also significant problems of democratic accountability, because the lower levels are bound by the need to legislate in compliance with obligations that are set by the supranational level, and are accountable for choices that, ultimately, they did not made. This panel provides a reflection from both sides of the Atlantic, from the EU and from Brazil, that enter into dialogue about common problems and possible solutions.