Currently trying to get general picture of aviation organisations in Europe. At what stage do regulations get the status of a law?
ICAO issues SARPs, they are certainly not a law. Then, on the basis of SARPs, EASA issues legislation. Still, EASA is not a regulatory body.
Consider PART FCL, for instance. Does it have the force of law, or is it just a guidance for the local CAA to issue a regulation, which will be considered as law only for that specific country?