External Relations of the European Union: Legal and Constitutional Foundations by Piet EeckhoutExternal Relations of the European Union: Legal and Constitutional Foundations by Piet Eeckhout

External Relations of the European Union: Legal and Constitutional Foundations

byPiet Eeckhout

Paperback | June 23, 2005

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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 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 growing body of case-law in the area of external relations by the European Court of Justice and Court of First Instance. These problems and questionsare often of constitutional significance, and the external relations law of the EU therefore occupies an important position in the overall development of the EU, and in the process of its constitution-building. This volume examines the legal and constitutional foundations of the EU's external relations. It focuses on the EU's external powers and objectives, on the instruments, principles, and actors of external policies, and on the legal effects of international agreements and international law. It bringstogether the legal foundations of the EU's external economic policies, centred around its trade policy, and the fledgling Common Foreign and Security Policy. It concludes by addressing the basic questions of constitutionalism raised by EU external relations, i.e. the division of competences, theprotection of fundamental rights, issues of democracy and legitimacy, and judicial review.
Piet Eeeckhout is Professor of European Law and Director of the Centre of European Law, King's College London, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges
Title:External Relations of the European Union: Legal and Constitutional FoundationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:June 23, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019928721X

ISBN - 13:9780199287215

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionI Constitutional Foundations: Powers and Objectives2. Competence in Matters of Commercial Policy3. The Doctrine of Implied Powers4. Express and Implied Powers Under the EC Treaty5. External Powers Under the Treaty on the European UnionII International 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 LawIII Policies10. Common Commercial Policy11. Common Foreign and Security Policy12. Trade and Foreign Policy13. Human Rights Policy