EU Treaties

Author: Andreas Kellerhals (Jurist)
Publisher: Dike Verlag Ag
ISBN: 3037514337
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This textbook contains the consolidated versions of the Treaty on the European Union and of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, together with the according annexes and protocols, as they result from the amendments introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon. Furthermore, the book contains the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission. This handy-sized textbook will serve as a comprehensive and practical working tool for all those who work with European Union law in the English language.

Accountability Parliamentarism and Transparency in the EU

Author: Adam Cygan
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782548652
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Political Science

It was a great pleasure to find such a rich analysis of the role of national parliaments in the EU. What I particularly like - and what proves to be particularly fruitful is the combination of perspectives; the EU law and national constitutional perspective including a comparative dimension, the perspective that explains the role of national parliaments in the EU from past to present (and even near future) and last but not least, the perspective of the interaction between the legal frameworks and the political reality. There is every reason to congratulate Adam Cygan wholeheartedly on this book. Ton Van Den Brink, Europa Instituut Utrecht, The Netherlands One of the most outstanding specialists on the role of national parliaments in the EU has produced another impressive book about this dynamic topic. It provides an illuminating overview of current practices, it sharply analyses the legal status quo, and it brings theoretical depth to the topic in multiple perspectives. Olaf Tans, Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands This accessible and detailed book takes an interdisciplinary approach in exploring the position of national parliaments in the EU polity and in particular their position within the EU governance framework. Adam Cygan analyses the impact of subsidiarity monitoring upon national parliaments and to what extent this provides new opportunities for national parliaments to be engaged in, and exert influence over, the EU legislative process. While the post-Lisbon position of national parliaments may have improved, this book questions whether national parliaments can really be considered as central actors in EU affairs. The author also queries whether subsidiarity monitoring has the capacity to create a collective bloc of horizontal actors which exert effective accountability over the EU legislative process. Accountability, Parliamentarism and Transparency in the EU will strongly appeal to academics, parliamentarians/parliamentary officials working in EU affairs, as well as EU civil servants.

The ABC of European Union Law

Author: Klaus-Dieter Borchardt
Publisher:
ISBN: 3843396973
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

The Lisbon Treaty entered into force on December 1, 2009, after being ratified by all 27 member states of the European Union, and introduced changes to European law and institutions. This publication, by Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, examines the roots of the European project and its development as a legal order, and is a definitive reference work on the subject. The author offers insight into how the European Union is built, its broad principles and the legal order underpinning it, looking at this in relation to the national laws of the member states.--Publisher's description.

EU Law

Author: Paul P. Craig
Publisher: Text, Cases and Materials
ISBN: 9780198714927
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Law

'Craig & de Burca has become a byword for quality: legally accurate and contextually rich' Christopher Hilson, Professor of Law, University of Reading Building on its unrivalled reputation as the definitive EU law textbook, this sixth edition continues to provide clear and insightful analysis of all aspects of European Union law. Drawing on their wealth of experience both teaching and writing in this area, Paul Craig and Grainne de Burca provide a comprehensive and enhanced account of their classic text. Working closely as an author team for over twenty years, they succeed in bringing together a unique mix of illuminating commentary and well-chosen extracts from a wide range of cases, legislation and academic articles. All chapters have been carefully structured and designed to enhance student learning at all levels, laying the foundations of the subject while building analysis of more complex areas and cutting edge debates. Each chapter opens with a concise overview of the 'central issues', providing valuable context, before drawing together key analysis in a comprehensive chapter conclusion to provide a clear yet complete picture of the subject. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes the following resources: - An interactive map of the EU, providing key facts about each member state - An interactive timeline, tracing key dates in the development of the EU - Author video discussing the importance of studying EU law - Updates to the law post-publication

The European Council and the Council

Author: Uwe Puetter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198716242
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Political Science

The European Council and the Council are presently perhaps the most important European Union institutions yet little is know about the reasons behind the importance of the two bodies. This book provides one of the most comprehensive accounts of the leadership roles of the European Council and the Council in European Politics.

Democracy in the EU After the Lisbon Treaty

Author: Raffaello Matarazzo
Publisher: Nuova Cultura
ISBN: 8861347169
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

The entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, on December 1 2009, brought the EU's troubled institutional reform process to an end. In an effort to increase the EU's democratic legitimacy, the Treaty introduces some relevant innovations: it extends the powers of the European Parliament, it enhances the role of European political parties, it involves national parliaments increasingly in the EU legislative process and, finally, it creates the European Citizens' Initiative, which allows citizens to invite the Commission to submit legislative proposals that they feel are of crucial importance. Nevertheless, the implementation of these provisions will not be easy as they impact on, among other things, the EU's institutional balance. Not only does it remain to be seen how effective they will be in bringing EU institutions closer to citizens, but the application of some of these provisions could lead to inter-institutional conflicts and political ambiguities. In this context, the European Parliament has a key role to play as a political and institutional facilitator, also in promoting more consistent linkages between citizens and the EU institutional system.

The European Social Charter

Author: David John Harris
Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060802266
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Education

This thoroughly revised edition of a standard work on the European Social Charter of 1961 describes and analyses the amended Charter of 1996 and the Optional Protocol of 1995, with detailed attention to the jurisprudence of the independent Committee of Experts under those revised instruments. It also takes into account the substantial changes in the operation of the supervisory mechanism which have made the mechanism much more effective. The author's commentary proceeds in the broader context of international social and economic rights as expressed in the European Convention on Human Rights, European Union social law and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Harmonizing European Copyright Law

Author: Mireille M. M. van Eechoud
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041131300
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Law

The European concern with copyright and related rights -- Object, subject, and duration of protection -- Exclusive rights and limitations -- Rights management information and technological protection measures -- Term extension for sound recordings -- Term calculation for co-written musical works -- Orphan works -- The blessings and curses of harmonization -- The last frontier : territoriality.

The Area of Freedom Security and Justice Ten Years on

Author: Elspeth Guild
Publisher: Ctr for European Policy Studies
ISBN: 9461380348
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This book brings together the views of key practitioners and policymakers who have played a prominent role in shaping an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) in the European Union. Ten years ago, the member states transferred competences to the European Union for law and policymaking in the fields of immigration, asylum, and border controls and are now beginning the same process for criminal justice and policing. This decade of European cooperation on AFSJ policies has experienced dynamic convergence, the enactment of a large body of European law, and the setup of numerous EU agencies working in these domains. The dilemmas that lie ahead relate to an effective institutional framework under the Treaty of Lisbon, stronger judicial scrutiny through a greater role for national courts and the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, better mechanisms for evaluating and monitoring the implementation of EU AFSJ law, and a more solid fundamental rights strategy.

European Basic Treaties

Author: R. H. Van Ooik
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041132740
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

In this edition of the European Basic Treaties you will find the full texts of the Treaty on European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. It also contains the provisions of the Treaty