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Law and Governance of Water Protection Policy

Maria Lee.

in Environmental Protection

February 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 14477 words.

The Water Framework Directive takes an ambitious approach to environmental protection, albeit characterized by flexibility in both language and environmental objectives. This flexibility is...

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Building Spatial Europe: An Environmental Justice Perspective1

Jane Holder.

in Environmental Protection

February 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 16514 words.

The EU's European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) and subsequent documents on spatial planning and territorial cohesion provide a framework for decision making about land use and...

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Precautionary Principle

Paul Craig.

in EU Administrative Law

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 14158 words.

While the precautionary principle is found in some legal systems, such as Germany, it is nonetheless relatively novel as a precept of administrative law. It has however become of increased...

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The Union institutions

Nigel Foster.

in EU Law Directions

June 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 17013 words.

This chapter focuses on the institutions responsible for executing the different tasks of the European Union (EU). The main seven institutions are complemented by two advisory bodies, the...

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The Union institutions

Nigel Foster.

in EU Law Directions

July 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 17303 words.

This chapter focuses on the institutions responsible for executing the different tasks of the European Union (EU). The main institution of the EU is the European Council and this is...

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Geology of the European Union

Deirdre Curtin.

in Executive Power of the European Union

September 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 12500 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of scope of the power that is exercised by actors and institutions under the auspices of the European Union (EU). It then outlines the focus of the...

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Strengthening the Governance of Social Inclusion

Kenneth A. Armstrong.

in Governing Social Inclusion

August 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 15288 words.

A decade of the Lisbon strategy and of policy coordination through the OMC has produced little change in the number of households at risk of income poverty. Meanwhile the economic recession...

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What is the European Union for?

Stephen Weatherill.

in Law and Values in the European Union

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 8880 words.

This chapter explains how each State is a victim of the sovereignty exercised by one of its neighbours—the reality of State sovereignty when States are interdependent. States can agree upon...

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How does the EU do it?

Stephen Weatherill.

in Law and Values in the European Union

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 35862 words.

This chapter focuses on the EU’s system of operation. The arrangements governing the preparation, adoption, and enforcement of laws in the EU involve the interaction of the Council, the...

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Domestic Language Norms and Primary EU Law

ELKE CLOOTS.

in National Identity in EU Law

February 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 15593 words.

This chapter recommends a rule-like approach for the adjudication of conflicts between primary EU law and domestic language regulation. The particular rule-based decision-making model...

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EU Constitutionalism and National Parliaments

Leonard Besselink.

in National Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty and the Euro Crisis

February 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 6137 words.

This chapter reflects on the ways in which the national parliaments (NPs) of Member States relate to the European Union. It begins with an abstract consideration of the issue of whether NPs...

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Unravelling Participation: A Rights‐based Approach

Joana Mendes.

in Participation in EU Rule-Making

March 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 23754 words.

Chapter 2 explains the conceptual framework on which the book is based. The concept of participation adopted singles out a rights-based approach to participation from other forms of...

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Introduction

Noreen Burrows and Rosa Greaves.

in The Advocate General and EC Law

March 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 7496 words.

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the primary purpose of the book, which is to study the Advocate General in the European Court of Justice of the European...

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Europe, Yes—But Which Europe?

Dieter Grimm.

in The Constitution of European Democracy

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 6502 words.

This chapter suggests that the European Union has outgrown the original economic community but it remains unclear what it should become in the end. It first explains how the European...

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In Search of Acceptance

Dieter Grimm.

in The Constitution of European Democracy

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 5520 words.

This chapter argues that the European Union suffers from a legitimacy deficit and explains how it can gain acceptance from its citizens. In the beginning, there were good reasons for...

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Europe Needs Principles, Not Pragmatism

Dieter Grimm.

in The Constitution of European Democracy

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 2703 words.

This chapter examines the question of European statehood, arguing that what is needed is not pragmatism but greater orientation to principles and more explanations of consequences. It first...

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Preliminary References

T C Hartley.

in The Foundations of European Union Law

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 19442 words.

This chapter focuses on the preliminary reference procedure, wherein the court a quo decides whether the reference should be made, and only specific issues are referred to the European...

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Transformation of Contract Law and Civil Justice in the New EU Member Countries: The Example of the Baltic States, Hungary and Poland*

Norbert Reich.

in The Institutional Framework of European Private Law

July 1993; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 14853 words.

In examining European private law, this chapter concentrates on the transformation of contract law through discussing the three fundamental functions of modern European contract law —...

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The Constitution of European Democracy

Dieter Grimm.

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Book. Subjects: EU Law. 272 pages.

Europe is in crisis. With rising unrest among citizens of European Union Member States exemplified by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), and the growing popularity of...

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Common Foreign and Security Policy

Piet Eeckhout.

in EU External Relations Law

May 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: EU Law. 16784 words.

This chapter focuses on the instruments and actors of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The first part discusses the various instruments which are at the EU institutions'...

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