EU Enlargement and the Constitutions of Central and Eastern by Anneli Albi

By Anneli Albi

Within the wake of the EU's maximum expansion, this ebook explores the difference of the constitutions of critical and japanese Europe (CEE) for club within the ecu Union. based on the painful earlier, those new constitutions have been significantly closed to move of powers to overseas organisations, and accorded a favorite prestige to sovereignty and independence. a bit greater than a decade later, the method of amending those provisions in view of the move of sovereign powers to a supranational association has proved a delicate and arguable workout.

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It/ OnlineProjects/LAW/conseulaw/ See also, for a broadly similar typology, F. ’ in Kellermann, De Zwaan and Czuczai, EU Enlargement, p. 189. 6 In Ireland, Austria and Sweden, the constitutions were amended on the countries’ entry into the EC/EU, and Greece introduced the amendments in 2001. The former group of countries, as well as Austria, have in a detailed manner regulated various aspects of membership in their constitutions, doing so in a special chapter (France, Austria) or throughout the constitution (Germany, Portugal).

J¨ur¨anki, ‘Transferring Powers of a Nation-State to International Organisations: The Doctrine of Sovereignty Revisited’ in A. ), National Constitutions in the Era of Integration (Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 1999), pp. 61–85; P. Mabaka, ‘L’Europe dans le droit constitutionnel positif des Etats’ in J. ), L’europ´eanisation des droits constitutionnels a` la lumi`ere de la Constitution pour l’Europe (L’Harmattan, Paris, 2003), pp. 25–38. it/ OnlineProjects/LAW/conseulaw/ See also, for a broadly similar typology, F.

To legitimise such a step, France, Germany and Italy relied on the provisions permitting limitations of sovereignty or the transfer of sovereign powers to international organisations, which had been introduced in the post-War constitutions. 2 As new treaties were concluded and more countries joined, the picture of constitutional authorisation for European integration became more diverse. In particular, the Maastricht Treaty led in many countries to the introduction of provisions on transfer of powers to the EU, and to amendments concerning various specific aspects of EU membership.

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