ISBN : 9780199533770
Since the 1957 Rome Treaty, the European Union has changed dramatically - in terms of its composition, scope and depth. Originally established by six Western European States, the EU today has 28 Members and covers almost the entire European continent; and while initially confined to establishing a "common market", the EU has come to influence all areas of political, economic and social life. In parallel with this enormous geographic and thematic expansion, the constitutional and legislative principles underpinning the European Union have constantly evolved. This three-volume study aims to provide an authoritative academic treatment of European Union law. Written by leading scholars and practitioners, each chapter offers a comprehensive and critical assessment of the state of the law. Doctrinal in presentation, each volume nonetheless tries to present a broader historical and comparative perspective. Volume I provides an analysis of the constitutional principles governing the European Union. It covers the history of the EU, the constitutional foundations, the institutional framework, legislative and executive governance, judicial protection, and external relations. Volume II explores the structure of the internal market, while Volume III finally analyses the internal and external substantive policies of the EU.
Part I - History and Nature; 1 Roger Goebel: The European Union: A Historical Perspective I; 2 Roger Goebel: The European Union: A Historical Perspective II; 3 Christina Eckes and Ramses Wessel: The European Union: An International Perspective; 4 Koen Lenaerts and Jose Antonio Gutierrez-Fons: The European Union: A Constitutional Perspective; 5 Ernest A. Young: The European Union: A Comparative Perspective; Part II - Constitutional Foundations; 6 Theodore Konstadinidis: The Competences of the Union; 7 Federico Fabbrini: The Principle of Subsidiarity; 8 Takis Tridimas: The Principle of Proportionality; 9 Robert Schutze: Direct Effects and Indirect Effects; 10 Amadeo Arena: Supremacy and Preemption; 11 Barbara Guastaferro: Loyalty and Constitutional identity; 12 Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Fundamental Rights and the Union; 13 Steve Peers: The Method and Processes of Treaty Amendments; Part III - Institutional Framework; 14 Kieran Bradley: The European Parliament; 15 Wolfgang Wessels: The European Council; 16 Philipp Dann: The Council; 17 Peter Oliver and Bernd Martenczuk: The Commission; 18 Takis Tridimas: The Court of Justice of the European Union; 19 Chiara Zilioli: The European Central Bank; 20 Thomas Kennedy: The Court of Auditors; Part IV - Legislative and Executive Governance; 21 Alexander Turk: Primary Legislation and Legislative Procedures; 22 Paul Craig: Delegated Legislation and Implementing Acts; 23 Eduardo Chiti: Decentralized Implementation: European Agencies; 24 Kenneth Armstrong: The Open Method of Coordination; 25 Nicola Lupo and Christina Fasone: The Union Budget and the Budgetary Procedure; 26 Daniel Thym: Enhanced Cooperation within the Union; Part V - Judicial Protection in the EU; 27 Alicia Hinarejos: Judicial Review; 28 Dominik Hanf: EU Liability Actions; 29 Luca Prete: Enforcement Actions; 30 Morten Broberg and Niels Fenger: Preliminary References; 31 Anthony Arnull: Remedies before National Courts; 32 Andrea Biondi and Martin Farley: State Liability Actions; Part VI - The External Relations of the Union; 33 Jan Wouters and Thomas Ramopoulos: The Institutional Structure; 34 Marise Cremona: The Union's External Competences; 35 Panos Koutrakos: Decision Making Procedures; 36 Joni Heliskoski: Mixed Agreements; 37 Jan Klabbers: The Status and Effects of International Norms; 38 Geert de Baere: Union Membership in International Organizations