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Is the European Federation a "Mission Impossible"?: A Critical Analysis of the German Constitutional Court's Judgement on the Lisbon Treaty. ZEI Discussion Paper No. 201, 2010

Leonardy, Uwe. (2010) Is the European Federation a "Mission Impossible"?: A Critical Analysis of the German Constitutional Court's Judgement on the Lisbon Treaty. ZEI Discussion Paper No. 201, 2010. [Working Paper]

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    [From the Introduction]. The Court’s Reasoning and Conclusions to be Analyzed. The Court based these two barriers mainly on its understanding of • its own notion of an "association of sovereign national states" ("Staatenverbund") • the characteristics of the EU as a supranational body • the notions of "constitutional identity" and in that context of "sovereignty" • the requirements for democratic representation in a federally or quasifederally organized body • the "principle of conferral", the new categorization of EU competences and its implications • the rejection of an EU "competence on competence" and the need for clear delimitations of EU-competences. After investigating these matters and summing up the results of that analysis the judicial prospects for a European Federation will have to be considered.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law)
    Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Lisbon Treaty
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law) > compliance/national implementation
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    Series: Series > University of Bonn, Center for European Integration Studies > ZEI Discussion Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010
    Page Range: p. 32
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:33
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14463

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