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The European Union as an Actor in International Relations

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ISBN13: 9789041117717
ISBN: 9041117717
Published: March 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £135.00



The sovereignty of the Member States of the European Union limits the competence of the EU in international relations. Yet in certain manifestations - such as its restraints on the treaty-making power of the Member States, and its significant weight in international organizations - the EU is developing what may be regarded as a coherent foreign policy. It is important to examine and come to an understanding of what that policy entails and how it is likely to pursue its development.;This symposium, brought together under the auspices of the Institute of International and EU Law of the University of Macerata, presents legal, political, and economic analysis by 19 leading European scholars. The topics covered include: the EU decision-making process in foreign relations; the roles of the EU institutions-the Commission, Council, Parliament, Court of Justice, and Central Bank; economic and monetary policy; international relations law jurisprudence in the ECJ and the Member State judiciaries; supranational vs. intergovernmental models; and erga omnes obligations.;In a world becoming ever more interdependent, the European Union is increasingly called upon to play a role on the world stage befitting its collective economic might. As a synthesis of how the EU is currently acting in 2002 - and how it is perceived - this book should be of value.

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Contents:
Abbreviations. List of Contributors. Introduction; E. Cannizzaro. Part One: Decision-Making Procedures of the EU in the Field of International Relations.
1. The Decision-Making Processes of the European Community in External Relations; F. Pocar.
2. Les processus de decision de la PESC: Vers une politique etrangere europeenne? E. Decaux.
3. Overlaps between European Community Competence and European Union Foreign Policy Activity; R. Baratta.
4. Les relations exterieures de l'Union economique et monetaire; J.-V. Louis.
5. Democratic Control of International Relations of the European Union; R. Bieber.
6. Trends in Judicial Activism and Judicial Self-Restraint relating to Community Agreements; G. Gaja.
7. The Foreign Relations Law of EU between Supranationality and Intergovernmental Model; A. Tizzano. Part Two: The Legal Position of the EU in the Field of International Relations.
1. Restraints on the Treaty-Making Powers of Member States Deriving from EU Law: Towards a Framework for Analysis; J. Klabbers.
2. The International Responsibility of the European Union; C. Tomuschat. International Responsibility of the European Community and of the Member States under Mixed Agreements; E. Neframi.
3. Sanctions, Countermeasures and Related Actions in the External Relations of the European Union: A Search for Legal Frameworks; E. Paasivirta, A. Rosas. Reactions by the European Union to Breaches of Erga Omnes Obligations; P. Palchetti.
4. EU's Membership of International Organizations; S. Marchisio. The Relations between the European Community and the International Labour Organization; L. Cavicchioli. The Relations between the European Union and the OSCE in Crisis Management; G. Nesi.
5. The European Community and the Law of the Sea Convention: New Developments; T. Treves.
6. The Scope of EU Foreign Power. Is the EC Competent to Conclude Agreements with Third States including Human Rights Clauses? E. Cannizzaro.
7. International Activities of the European Union and Sovereignty of Member States; E.-U. Petersmann.