Maria Luisa Sanchez-Barrueco

Maria Luisa Sanchez-Barrueco
University of Deusto | DEUSTO · Faculty of Law

PhD, MA, LL.M.Eur.

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Introduction
Dr. Maria-Luisa Sánchez-Barrueco is Senior Lecturer in EU Law and Politics at the University of Deusto (Public Law Department). Open to collaborate in projects on accountability and the financial management of EU policies, EU institutions design, public integrity and ethics in the EU, horizontal and vertical norm-diffusion in the EU, the relationship between power and authority. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1466-1363
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September 2010 - present
University of Deusto
Position
  • Senior Lecturer in EU Law & Politics

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Publications (50)
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[translated from Spanish] The European Council has turned five as a European institution. Throughout these years, it has absorbed new powers de facto as a means towards managing efficiently the economic crisis. Additionally, the European legal order protects it from the scrutiny of the European Parliament (EP), thus introducing a breach in the EU s...
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In recent times, public-private partnerships have spread by stealth in the field of migration management and control but few studies to date have assessed the involvement of private actors in the processing of visa applications. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative data throughout the 2011-2015 period, this research offers empirical evidence of...
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This article offers a legal and accounting perspective on the mutual financial claims between the UK and the European Union, which have become a pillar in the bilateral withdrawal negotiations.
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This book offers comprehensive coverage of various aspects of financial accountability around the EU budget – how it is spent via policies, how institu-tions engage in checking policy performance (what taxpayers’ money actually delivers), and therein, the issues of monitoring, controlling, auditing, scrutinising and communicating budgetary expendit...
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The European Parliament’s practice has turned budget discharge into a fully-fledged instrument to annually hold EU institutions, agencies and bodies democratically accountable for their use of EU funds. However, the Council considers that no legal power is explicitly vested on the Parliament to oversee the former’s administrative spending. In turn,...
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This study provides an overview of the EFSD+, a core part of the NDICI-Global Europe Instrument. The study situates the EFSD+ in the context of previous EU experiences with the use of blended finance and guarantees to address external action objectives, focusing on the EIB’s External Lending Mandate (ELM) and the European Fund for Sustainable Devel...
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[The European budget sits at the core of initiatives for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the European Union. The European recovery plan brings together areas that had evolved apart so far, such as economic policy coordination, European budgetary law, cohesion policy and the defence of rule of law. This study reviews and interlinks the pillar...
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This edited volume offers an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing in scholars from political science, public policy and administration, law, criminology, history and audit – and their own theoretical/conceptual frameworks, to provide a nuanced and complementary set of chapters that serve to enhance our understanding of how financial accountabili...
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This dataset organises the documents relating to the financial accountability of the Council's administrative spending between 2003 and 2020, including links to the draft report, report, and plenary decision, with reference to the rapporteurs, the represented member states and their political group.
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Ensuring that issues of financial accountability are adequately communicated to stakeholders is paramount to guarantee the overall democratic legitimacy of the EU. Who are the stakeholders of the European Court of Auditors and the Supreme Audit Institutions overseeing the management of EU funds? Parliamentary committees embody that role in traditio...
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The exercise of their powers by institutions inevitably leads to frictions with other bodies. The political toolbox of dispute settlement by EU institutions involves unilateral measures, interinstitutional dialogue or negotiation, and litigation. Insufficient attention has been paid in scholarship to the motives pushing institutions to choose the C...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This section summarizes the main elements of reflection included the Performance Report of the implementation of Regulation 181/2011/EU on “PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY IN ROAD TRANSPORT” elaborated by Deusto Law School students in the framework of the SAPIA Jean Monnet Module (Students Awareness of Public Accountability and Integ...
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This study analyses challenges related to the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) as enhanced cooperation among the current 22 Member States and discusses possible solutions for coping with them. Complexity is identified as a main challenge owing to the EPPO’s specific multilevel structure, the relationship between the E...
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Public opinion formation in highly technical matters, such as financial management in the EU, has been traditionally exposed to information gate-keepers. These often took advantage of their leverage to further agendas impacting citizens' trust in the EU. Indeed, issues linked to multilevel budget management and control in the EU feature great compl...
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This chapter explores the financial dimension of democratic accountability as regards the external policies of the European Union. The institutions, mechanisms and processes of financial accountability monitor the activity of the Union at the international arena insofar as policy implementation generates expenses that are charged to the EU budget....
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This study synthesises the main arguments behind the disagreement between the Parliament and the Council over the issue of whether the discharge procedure allows the Parliament to hold the Council to account concerning the management of its own administrative budget. It then examines the discharge procedure as an accountabilitymechanism and its imp...
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Financial accountability, as the obligation of public institutions to explain the way in which they manage public funds before the citizens or their representing fora, is undoubtedly linked to systemic legitimacy in any political system, especially in times of economic harshness. Within the European Union, the institution embodying financial accoun...
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The quest for enhanced financial accountability is a by-product of the financial crisis that hits Europe since 2008. Attention to sound financial management and its links to overall EU legitimacy has skyrocketed from the vocabulary of clerks and auditors up to top-level strategic documents, including recent Conclusions of the European Council. This...
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This paper explores the activity of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in the field of EU external action. Interestingly enough, the legal framework of financial accountability never embraced a logic based in separated pillars, even under the Maastricht Treaty. The definition of the scope of ECA’s audit powers did not allow for a separation of fi...
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Cite it as: Sánchez-Barrueco, María-Luisa, "La Unión Europea y la gestión de servicios consulares por empresas privadas: una aproximación", en Gómez Isa, F.; Enciso, M.; Emaldi, A. (eds.), Globalización y Derecho: desafíos y tendencias, Ediciones Deusto, Bilbao, 2013, páginas 1-10
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This chapter aims present the diverse array of policy tools that have been implemented by the European Union (EU) in Somalia since 2008, with a view to ascertaining the actual goals behind each measure and whether the legal framework and implementation of each instrument allows for an efficient outcome on the ground. From a general standpoint, the...
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p>Existen dos elementos que contribuyen a mejorar la calidad de la democracia en la Unión Europea aumentando la legitimidad del proceso de integración a los ojos de los ciudadanos. Por una parte, la responsabilización institucional constituye un vector de legitimación del proyecto europeo en la medida en que se introduce una responsabilización «en...
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The majority of provisions of the European Visa Code entered into force on 5 April 2010. These new rules succeed in stricking a balance between common needs and respect for State sovereignty in the troublesome area of short stay visas. Furthermore, its adoption following codecision procedure between the European Parliament and the Council shapes th...
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"INTRODUCTION.- The European Union (EU) has launched over 20 civilian and military operations since 2003 in the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), as the former European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) is now referred to under the Lisbon Treaty. Performance of CSDP missions has often been assessed, but insufficient atte...
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Resumen Los desafíos actuales escapan con frecuencia a la capacidad de los Esta-dos para abordarlos adecuadamente y exigen una respuesta coordinada a nivel transnacional. Este trabajo plantea que las fórmulas recientemente empleadas por la UE para contribuir a la gobernanza transnacional son útiles y susceptibles de aplicación en otras regiones par...
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Los dirigentes europeos cincelan una UE actor global a golpe de misiones PESD en diversas partes del globo. La combinación de tales instrumentos con los medios financieros asignados a las políticas externas comunitarias es denominada consistentemente “estrategia integral”, aplicada a la intervención en situaciones altamente conflictivas. La expresi...
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Los desafíos actuales escapan con frecuencia a la capacidad de los Estados para abordarlos adecuadamente y exigen una respuesta coordinada a nivel transnacional. Este trabajo plantea que las fórmulas recientemente empleadas por la UE para contribuir a la gobernanza transnacional son útiles y susceptibles de aplicación en otras regiones para respond...
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The upsurge in pirate attacks on European vessels in the Gulf of Aden during 2008 brought the forgotten conflict of Somalia back onto the international political agenda. It soon became clear that no initiative off the Somali coast could be effective unless it was accompanied by efforts to relieve the root causes of piracy. This article examines fir...
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Drawing on a comprehensive review of preliminary rulings issued by the ECJ over the 1991-1995 timeframe, this article systematically assess the main trends in jurisprudence around the procedural aspects of this important EU legal remedy.

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I would be grateful if my colleagues experts in EU law could provide with the relevant criteria to ascertain whether researchers can claim equal treatment according to art. 56-57 TFEU when they take part in individual research projects financed by public authorities in Member States other than the one of their residence or nationality. Can analogy be brought to the fore here to oppose requirements which place this situation close to that of the freedom of establishment? For instance, to require a certificate issued by the State Ministry of Education on the official recognition of the HE certificate (which takes 2 years) in order to take part in a research project financed by a local authority.

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Projects (5)
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To conceptualize, disentangle, assess and review financial accountability mechanisms in the European Union and to contribute to institution reform leading to improvements in the EU democratic legitimacy.
Archived project
To ascertain the balance of budgetary power between the UK and the EU in view of the withdrawal negotiations. To study the financial implications of Brexit for the EU budget. Various fields are examined.