Introducing: Commissioner Designate Timmerman’s common-sense test

8 October 2016

In his written answers to the European Parliament as well as orally during the hearing to establish his suitability to become first Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner Designate Frans Timmermans promises to ensure a common-sense test for all future legislation. I offer some legal reflections on this idea.

Bram Akkermans

Dr. Bram Akkermans is Associate Professor in European Private Law, coordinator of the Bachelor European Law School and Associate Director of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute