The Intergovernmental Pillars of the European Union

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198299356
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Tables of Treaties and Legislation
Introduction: The Pillars of the Temple 1
1 Two Legal Orders: Distinguishing Features of the Intergovernmental Pillars 5
2 Evolution of European Political Cooperation and Formation of the Second Pillar 33
3 Evolution of Cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs and Formation of the Third Pillar 63
4 CFSP Achievements and Weaknesses 85
5 The Second Pillar under the Treaty of Amsterdam 123
6 Achievements and Weaknesses of Justice and Home Affairs Cooperation 193
7 The Residual Third Pillar under the Treaty of Amsterdam 235
8 Cross-Pillar Action: The Struggle for Consistency 289
9 Judicial Control of the Pillars 311
10 Parliamentary Control of the Pillars 323
11 Security and Defence Policy 341
Bibliography 363
Index 381
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