50 Years of the European Treaties: Looking Back and Thinking Forward

50 Years of the European Treaties: Looking Back and Thinking Forward


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The essays which appear in this work are based on the papers presented at a two-day conference held in Liverpool in July 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome establishing the EEC. The collection reflects critically upon some of the EU's historic characteristics and speculates imaginatively on some of the diverse challenges facing the Union in the future. Contributions from both established and emerging scholars of EU law and policy are united by two main themes: the paradox of the resilient yet unstable basis of the Union' constitutional fundamentals, and the ever-contested balance between the EU's core economic mission and its broader social values and aspirations. For any student, scholar or practitioner interested in the dynamic nature of the constitutional relationship between the Union and its Member States, and in the complex tensions underpinning the EU's substantive policies, these essays will be essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841138329
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2009
Series: Essays in European Law Series
Pages: 439
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Dougan is Professor of European Law at the University of Liverpool.
Samantha Currie is a lecturer in law at the University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Table of Cases ix

Table of Legislation xvii

Editors' Introduction Michael Dougan Samantha Currie xxxiii

1 The Institutional Framework and the Institutional Balance Alan Dashwood 1

2 A Fusing Europe? Insights for EU Governance Lee Miles 19

3 Reflections on the Roles of Mutual Trust in EU Law Per Cram?r 43

4 The European Community's Federal Order of Competences-A Retrospective Analysis Robert Sch?tze 63

5 Community Competence to Regulate the Internal Market Derrick Wyatt Qc 93

6 New EU Governance: The Case of Employment Policy Samantha Velluti 137

7 Common Foreign and Security Policy: Looking Back, Thinking Forward Panos Koutrakos 159

8 The International Legal Personality of the European Community and the European Union Dominic McGoldrick 181

9 The Future of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Eleanor Sharpston 219

10 From Complainant to 'Private Attorney General': The Modernisation of EU Competition Enforcement and Private Anti-Trust Actions Before National Courts Arianna Andreangeli 229

11 Energy: Efficiency, Security and the Environment Peter D Cameron 255

12 New Frontiers in EU Labour Law: From Flexicurity to Flex-Security Jeff Kenner 279

13 Fifty Years of Avoiding Social Dumping? The EU's Economic and Not So Economic Constitution Catherine Barnard 311

14 Federalisation Versus Centralisation: Tensions in Fundamental Rights Discourse in the EU Eleanor Spaventa 343

15 The Transformation of Union Citizenship Samantha Currie 365

16 Gender, the Acquis and Beyond Fiona Beveridge 393

17 Does the Constitutional Treaty Have a Future? Vlad Constantinesco 415

Index 423

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