EU Powers Under External Pressure

How the EU's External Actions Alter its Internal Structures

«In EU Powers Under External Pressure, Christina Eckes examines how the external actions taken by the European Union affect its own internal structures and the issues that may arise out of those effects [...] Eckes is very persuasive in her argument. She draws clear lines of causality from legal decisions to their effects on legal structures [... B]y highlighting the potential ways in which the European Union can overcome issues arising out of increased integrative effects and by showcasing the potential negative reactions from member states pushing for greater autonomy, EU Powers Under External Pressures gives readers something to keep an eye on in the development of pan-European institutions.»

Zain Syedain, NYU Journal of International Law & Politics
EU external actions have deep constitutional and institutional implications for EU law and practices. The EU's competences in external relations have continuously increased, including with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. Les mer
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EU external actions have deep constitutional and institutional implications for EU law and practices. The EU's competences in external relations have continuously increased, including with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. As a result, the EU has become ever more active in external relations. This has in turn increased the internal constitutional and institutional effects of EU external actions.

This book traces these legal effects and the broader constitutional implications, including potential integrative forces. EU external actions affect the power division between the EU and its Member States and between the different EU institutions; the unity and autonomy of the EU legal order; the role and position of Member States on the international plane; their autonomy; the relationship between national, international and EU law; and the ability of EU citizens to identify who is responsible
for a particular action or policy, as well as their legitimate expectation that the EU takes action on their behalf.

The chapters demonstrate the interpretation of organizational principles, such as sincere cooperation, subsidiarity, primacy and coherence, changes in the context of external relations; how the choice of an external legal basis rather than an internal legal basis affects the powers of the Union and its Member States; what power shifts happen when policies are determined in international agreements, rather than in internal decision-making; and how EU participation in international dispute
settlement mechanisms affects the autonomy and legitimacy of the EU.

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«In EU Powers Under External Pressure, Christina Eckes examines how the external actions taken by the European Union affect its own internal structures and the issues that may arise out of those effects [...] Eckes is very persuasive in her argument. She draws clear lines of causality from legal decisions to their effects on legal structures [... B]y highlighting the potential ways in which the European Union can overcome issues arising out of increased integrative effects and by showcasing the potential negative reactions from member states pushing for greater autonomy, EU Powers Under External Pressures gives readers something to keep an eye on in the development of pan-European institutions.»

Zain Syedain, NYU Journal of International Law & Politics

«The book offers important insights into the interconnectedness between law and politics in the context of the EU's external relations and interactions between the EU and the member states. It brings a novel insight into a range of salient contemporary scholarly debates by discussing the EU's legitimacy and actorness. It draws attention to a neglected topic in EU studies by shedding light on the ways in which the EU's external actions affect its institutional and legal structures. Overall, the book offers an important contribution to the literature on EU law and politics.»

Necibe Nevra Esentürk, International Relations Department, Yalova University, Turkey, Alternatives:

Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction: External Relations as a Constitutional Challenge
1: Conceptual Toolkit: Bonding Structures, Autonomy, Effectiveness and Legitimacy
2: EU Loyalty: Framing Legal Relationships
3: Organizational Principles Under External Pressure: Subsidiarity, Primacy, and Coherence
4: Consequence of Choosing a Legal Basis
5: Institutional Powers in External Relations
6: International Courts or Tribunals and the Autonomy of the EU Legal Order
Conclusion: Internal Structures under External Pressure

Om forfatteren

Christina Eckes is Professor of European Law at the University of Amsterdam and director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG).