EU external competence : rationales for exclusivity
Title: EU external competence : rationales for exclusivity
Author: CREMONA, Marise
Citation: Sacha GARBEN and Inge GOVAERE (eds), The division of competences between the European Union and its Member States : reflections on the past, present and future, Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2017, Modern studies in European law 79, pp. 133-150
ISBN: 9781509913480; 9781509913497
The aim of this chapter is to offer a reflection on the rationales for determining that EU external competence should be exclusive, as developed first by the Court of Justice and later by the EU Treaties. In doing so it explores the differences between express and implied competences, the implications of these differences for exclusivity, as well as assessing recent institutional practice. The choice between express and implied external powers does not represent a straightforward choice between less or more exclusivity. But it does imply a difference in the rationale for, and implications of, exclusivity. And when external powers are justified by the existence of a body of EU legislation, the interactions between external and internal regimes mean that exclusivity is in turn likely to be required.
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