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Sanctions policy

Piet Eeckhout

in EU External Relations Law

Second edition

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199606634
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606634.003.0012

Series: Oxford European Union Law Library

Sanctions policy

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The EU's sanctions policies offer an excellent case study of the evolving interactions between external policies under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and the Common Foreign and Security Policy, as well as national foreign policy. This chapter aims to examine the most significant policies. It begins with a short review of the history of EC/EU involvement, followed by an analysis of questions of competence. It then turns to what has become the central judicial concern in this area, namely the protection of fundamental rights. It further looks at some selected questions of the interpretation and application of sanctions instruments, and concludes with an analysis of the question whether, or to what extent, the Member States continue to have autonomous legal capacity to adopt sanctions.

Keywords: EU sanctions; trade policy; foreign policy; external policy; sanctions; security

Chapter.  24941 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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