The European Union: An Ongoing Process of Integration

The European Union: An Ongoing Process of Integration

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789067041874
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Publication date: 12/02/2004
Edition description: 1st Edition.
Pages: 371
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Jaap W. de Zwaan is Professor of the Law of the European Union at the Law School of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Vice-President of the Executive Board and Member of the Governing Board of the T.M.C. Asser Institute.

Jan H. Jans teaches EU law at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Groningen.

Frans A. Nelissen is General Director of the T.M.C. Asser Institute and Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Groningen.

Steven Blockmans is researcher on the law of the European Union, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague.

Table of Contents

Institutional and Constitutional Aspects.- The Structure of the Union According to the Draft Constitution for Europe.- Rethinking the Institutional System.- Disturbing or Rebalancing Powers Within the European Union?.- The Role of the European Commission Over the Years: Changes and Challenges.- The President of the European Council: The Beginning of a European Government?.- The Union Minister for Foreign Affairs: Europe’s Single Voice or Trojan Horse?.- The Member States Under the Constitution: Preliminary Investigations.- European Union Executives: Out of the Shade, Into the Sunshine?.- The Fall of Committees?.- Fragmentation in the Governance of EU External Relations: Legal Institutional Dilemmas and the New Constitution for Europe.- Future Paths of Flexibility: Enhanced Cooperation, Partial Agreements and Pioneer Groups.- General Principles and Substantive Aspects.- Use of the Infringement Procedure in Cases of Judicial Errors.- State Liability and Infringements Attributable to National Courts: A Dutch Perspective on the kÖBler Case.- Rights V. Principles, or How to Remove Fundamental Rights From the Jurisdiction of the Courts.- Decentralisation in a System of Legal Exception: The Role of National Competition Authorities Under Regulation 1/2003.- Internet: A New Paradigm for EU Law? Some Exploratory Comments on a Remarkable Judgment.- ‘The Ethology of a Paper Tiger’: The European Union and Doping in Sport.- The Europeanisation of the International Maritime Safety Agenda: Are we Better off Leaving it to the Imo?.- The Teaching of European and International Law: The Need for Curriculum Change.- The New Member States and Eastern Europe.- Supremacy of Constitutions in the Context of Constitutional Pluralism.- Constitutional Preparation for Eu Accession in the New Central and Eastern European Member States: Is The Rule of Law Better Than the Rule of Politics?.- Impact of Eu Accession on the National Legal Orders of New Member States: The Case of Cyprus.- The Czech Human Rights Doctrine as Challenged by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.- European Integration and Russia.- The Impact of European Integration on the Development of Law in Russia.- Russia and the Enlarged European Union: Mending Fences While Shaping a Wider Europe’s Environment.- The European Union’s Troubled Relations with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1991–2001).

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