Overcoming the Single Country Veto in EU Reform?

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Abstract: This contribution to the Dialogue discusses the contribution by Federico Fabbrini, in which he proposes an innovative way forward for the reform of the European Union (F. Fabbrini, Reforming the EU Outside the EU? The Conference on the Future of Europe and Its Options, in European Papers, Vol. 5, 2020, No 2,...

The Conference on the Future of Europe and EU Reform: Limits of Differentiated Integration

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Abstract: There is considerable uncertainty about the outcome of the planned Conference on the Future of Europe, especially regarding possible treaty change. This contribution to the Dialogue comments on the possibility of an intergovernmental agreement outside the EU treaty framework on the basis of theoretical and empirical knowledge...

Judicial Hierarchy in the Preliminary Ruling Procedure: Exploring the Relationship Between the First and Second Instance Courts

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Debates on cross-court divergences. – II.1. Legal explanation. – II.2. Judicial empowerment and Court competition. – II.3. The role of the judicial organisation. – III. Judicial organisation and the team model. – IV. Data and methodology. – V. Results – V.1. Fact-finding v. law-finding specialisation. – V.2...

Poland Before the Court of Justice: Limitless or Limited Case Law on Art. 19 TEU?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The broad interpretation of Art. 19 TEU. – II.1. An ideal holistic approach to judicial independence. – II.2. The broadening of the material scope of Art. 19 TEU. – III. The paradox of the limited effects of the case law on Art. 19 TEU. – III.1. An unlikely limit: denying Art. 19 TEU direct effect. – III.2....

A Sovereign Europe as a Future of Sovereignty

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Table of Contents: I. Divorcing sovereignty from the state. – II. The post-traditional conception of sovereignty. – III. A functionally sovereign European Union.

Abstract: Since the Peace of Westphalia sovereign political entities have unexceptionally been States and sovereignty has been thus long...

EU Autonomy: Jurisdictional Sovereignty by a Different Name?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Jurisdictional sovereignty: a core element of an elusive concept. – III. EU autonomy as construed by the Court of Justice. – IV. Jurisdictional sovereignty of the EU as a legal construction. – V. Concluding reflections on the Court’s autonomy conception in context.

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The Dichotomy Between “Input Legitimacy” and “Output Legitimacy” in the Light of the EU Institutional Developments

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Table of Contents: I. The dichotomy’s original purposes. – II. The distinction between redistributive and regulatory policies. – III. The financial crisis and the emergence of an EU “twin legitimacy deficit”. – IV. Pringle and Gauweiler as symptoms of the contradictory response to the financial crisis. – V. The pivotal role of...

The Two Faces of European Sovereignty

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Table of Contents: I. No European sovereignty... – II. ... But a "Europeanised" (concept of) sovereignty.

Abstract: "European sovereignty" seems at first sight to be a misnomer. The EU is not sovereign in the classical sense of the word. By contrast, it can be argued that the EU transforms national...

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