Zamira Xhaferri has joined the Institute for European Integration as a Visiting Researcher and will stay through December 2016.  She is also currently a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Her research is financed by a grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). During her research stay at the Europa-Kolleg and at Max Planck Institute, Zamira will pursue her research under the academic guidance of Emeritus Professor and Director at the Institute for European Integration Dr. Thomas Bruha. The findings of her research will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal in 2017.

Zamira Xhaferrri is also a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht. Her research centers on the law and practice of Articles 290 and 291 TFEU. During her doctoral studies, Zamira obtained a research grant from DAAD-STIBET to pursue her research in Wurzburg University under the academic guidance of Professor Dr. Markus Ludwigs.  Zamira has published various articles in scientific journals and presented her research across various academic fora in Europe. Zamira speaks Albanian (native), English, French and Italian.

Her current research centers on the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in its Article 290 TFEU (delegated acts) and Article 291 TFEU (implementing acts) to adopt delegated acts and implementing acts. The divide between the two remains ambiguous, which has thereby led to a number of litigation cases before the Court of Justice of the Union. This paper discusses this divide aimed at closing the gap between the law on paper and law in action. For this reason, it takes a close look at the practice in food and health while questioning the choice between delegated and implementing acts and also exploring issues of transparency and oversight from the Parliament in the process.