In the contemporary globalized economy, local political decisions about how to achieve regional sustainability goals are increasingly dependent on the transnational regulatory framework. As the cases presented in this article illustrate, the ultimate standard against which the sustainability concerns of two Baltic region states are assessed are the laws establishing the Single Market within the EU.
Karolina Zurek, senior researcher in law at SIEPS, Swedish Institute for European Policy Research, and postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University. Her research focuses on the socio-economic impact of transnational market regulation. Her doctoral dissertation, defended at the European University Institute in Florence, analyzed the development of European food regulation, and its responses to the challenge of enlargement.