The Intergovernmental Pillars of the European Union

The Intergovernmental Pillars of the European Union

by Eileen Denza
     
 


The Three Pillars system of the European Union was intended to give flexibility to, and ultimately to extend the area over which the EU could exert its influence. Each of the pillars reflects a different level of integration and centralization, with the result that although the EU can't legislate in all areas, it can still have input into the more politically… See more details below

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The Three Pillars system of the European Union was intended to give flexibility to, and ultimately to extend the area over which the EU could exert its influence. Each of the pillars reflects a different level of integration and centralization, with the result that although the EU can't legislate in all areas, it can still have input into the more politically sensitive and complex policy areas. This analytical examination of the combination of public international law methods and Community methods at work in the EU is essential reading for all those with an interest in the future development of the EU.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198299356
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Eileen Denza is a former Legal Councillor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She was the legal advisor to the UK representation to the European Community from 1980 to 1983, and was Council to the EC Committee in the House of Lords from 1987 to 1995.

Table of Contents

1. The Distinguishing Features of the Inter-governmental Pillars
2. Evolution of European Political Cooperation and Formation of the Second Pillar
3. Evolution of Cooperation in the Justice and Home Affairs Formation of the Third Pillar
4. Achievements and weaknesses of the Common Foreign and Security Policy
5. The Structure of Second Pillar Action under the Amsterdam Treaty
6. Achievements and Weaknesses of Cooperation in Home and Justice Affairs
7. The Residual Third Pillar Structure
8. Cross-pillar Action: the Struggle for Consistency
9. Judicial control of the Pillars
10. Parliamentary Control of the Pillars

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