Chapter

The Transfer of Powers and Union Competences

Nigel Foster

in Foster on EU Law

Sixth edition

Published on behalf of © Nigel Foster 2017

Published in print June 2017 | ISBN: 9780198794608
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191852428 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198794608.003.0003
The Transfer of Powers and Union Competences

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This chapter examines the multifaceted and increasingly complex relationship between the Union and the member states. It begins with the transfer of sovereign powers and democratic legitimacy of the Union, and the establishment of constitutionalism within the Union. The second section considers the division and control of competences between the Union and the member states and also, in this context, the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, which are the political solutions to the very emotive questions about how power is shared between the Union and the member states.

Keywords: European Union

Chapter.  13462 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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