The EU ruled the world

For a couple of hours Anu Bradford is back in his old life. According to their Law degree in Helsinki, and a master's degree at Harvard University, the Finn wo

The EU ruled the world

For a couple of hours Anu Bradford is back in his old life. According to their Law degree in Helsinki, and a master's degree at Harvard University, the Finn worked in Brussels for a large US law firm. "The weather in Belgium has not changed," says the 44-Year-old about the drizzle, before they declared the "Brussels Effect". Your book has just been published by Oxford University Press and is already being referred to as a standard work. Bradford, who teaches in New York at the Columbia Law School, describes the fact that "the European Union ruled the world", as it says in the subtitle.

no one else was in the position to set unilaterally the important Standards for many areas of the economy, to which both firms and States would have to hold, she says. The data protection regulation, which gives for 2018, among other things, the users the "right to be Forgotten", may be known, but similarly important is the Reach regulation for chemicals. It entered into force in 2007 and applies in spite of tremendous resistance and lawsuits over alleged protectionism to continue.

companies to decide, the strict and often costly EU requirements, several reasons for this: you need access to 500 million consumers, and it would be more expensive, products with different Standards. In Brussels, there is also a capable bureaucracy that can enforce those rules with penalties in the billions. In addition, Washington plays under Donald Trump since the withdrawal of several free trade agreements is hardly a role more, so that the EU fills a vacuum.

The Brexit should. their theory

prove your book's title derives Bradford by the way, the "California Effect" of the political scientists David Vogel He described the phenomenon that the population characterizes the state of the kingdoms on the West coast by the strict regulations for pollutant emissions from cars, the US market. Exactly Bradford followed the debate on how the EU will deal with artificial intelligence: "How to set Standards, without preventing innovation and to increase the gap to the USA and China?"

critics of the Bradford's have your questions not to Jeopardize China's rise and Leaving the "Brussels Effect"? Beijing have so far shown little commitment on the part of regulators, she says, and will want to bring his products on the EU internal market. This will shrink precisely to 67 million British, but Bradford believes it is "almost impossible" that the UK can solve a few of the EU rules: "The Brexit will be more likely to show how powerful the Brussels effect."

other crises would not have him harmed, which is why the Finn keeps the complaints about the decline of the EU lead misguided. In the interview, you shows, as an EU Fan. She spends every year several months in Europe, your kids are growing up on two continents. Also in the USA, the time was over, as her students said: "I'm not a European law, because I could study, Yes, the law of the Soviet Union." Just of Brussels ' influence on the tech industry experts of the EU offer Right now for good career opportunities.

Created: 03.03.2020, 16:51 PM

Updated Date: 04 March 2020, 00:04

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