EU External Relations Law

Hardcover | June 26, 2011

byPiet Eeckhout

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The law of the external relations of the European Union is a subject of great importance. The EU institutions have developed an extensive practice in this area, by concluding many international agreements, by participating in the work of international organizations, and by legislating andregulating on matters of external relations. It is a practice giving rise to many legal problems and questions, as evidenced by the substantial and fast expanding body of case-law in this area from the EU Courts. These problems and questions are often of constitutional significance, and theexternal relations law of the EU therefore occupies an important place in the overall constitutional and institutional development of the EU.This volume examines the legal foundations of the EU's external relations. It focuses on the EU's external competences and objectives; on the instruments, principles, and actors of external policies; and on the legal effects of international agreements and international law. It analyses a numberof key external policies, particularly in the fields of trade and foreign policy.Substantially updated to take into account recent case law, it also incorporates an examination of the changes made by the Lisbon Treaty. This new edition, formerly published as External Relations of the European Union: Legal and Constitutional Foundations, is an invaluable asset to those studyingand working in the field.

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The law of the external relations of the European Union is a subject of great importance. The EU institutions have developed an extensive practice in this area, by concluding many international agreements, by participating in the work of international organizations, and by legislating andregulating on matters of external relations. I...

Piet Eeckhout is Professor of Law at King's College London. He is Director of the Centre of European Law at King's, and co-editor of the Yearbook of European Law. He also teaches at the College of Europe, Bruges and is an associate academic member of Matrix Chambers, London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.61 inPublished:June 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199606633

ISBN - 13:9780199606634

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionConstitutional Foundations: Powers and Objectives2. Competence in matters of commercial policy3. The doctrine of implied powers4. Express and implied competences under the TFEU5. Competence to conduct a Common Foreign and Security PolicyInternational Foundations: Treaties and International Law6. The life cycle of international agreements7. Mixed external action and membership of international organizations8. The courts and international agreements9. The legal effects of international lawPolicies10. Common commercial policy11. Common Foreign and Security Policy12. Sanctions policy13. Conclusion