Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPETITE, Michel
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-22T13:41:35Z
dc.date.available2006-12-22T13:41:35Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.issn1725-6739
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/6426
dc.description.abstractThis paper is based on a lecture delivered during the Academy of European Law Summer School 2006. It provides an examination from a legal perspective of three current themes in the external relations of the European Union. First, the legal implications of the pillar structure for external relations, including recent case law and practical issues arising from the application of Article 47 TEU, the borderline between Community external policies and the Union’s common foreign and security policy, and practical interpillar cooperation. It concludes that it is easier to combine the pillars by means of pragmatic solutions, whereas it is much more difficult in the case of a strictly legal construction which takes into account the requirements of Union coherence and the separate character of each pillar. Second, the paper turns to the balance between Member States and the European Union/Community in external policy and in particular the application of the “AETR test” in recent case law including the “Open Skies” cases, the Lugano Convention Opinion and the “Mox Plant” case. It concludes that a proper application of the AETR remains a practical challenge that transcends the narrow issue of pure legal deduction as to whether Community competence is “affected” or not. And third, the paper considers the position of the EU within, and participation in the work of, international organisations such as the United Nations, the WHO and the WTO. The paper concludes by emphasising the need for collaboration between the institutions and for pragmatic solutions to the problems that are inevitable while the Union retains its current complex structureen
dc.format.extent144825 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI LAWen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2006/38en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectCompetencesen
dc.subjectdispute resolutionen
dc.subjectEuropean lawen
dc.subjectinternational agreementsen
dc.subjectlegal personalityen
dc.subjectCFSP/ESDPen
dc.subjectcommon commercial policyen
dc.subjectdevelopment policyen
dc.subjectEuropean Court of Justiceen
dc.titleCurrent Legal Issues in the External Relations of the European Unionen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
eui.subscribe.skiptrue


Files associated with this item

Icon

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record