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‘An Association of Sovereign States’

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 January 2010


German Constitutional Court decision of 30 June 2009 on the compatibility of the Lisbon Treaty with the German Constitution – Continuing sovereignty of member states under the EU Treaty – Extended constitutional limits to European integration (‘eternity clause’) under German Constitution, but these are not violated by Lisbon Treaty – Composition of European Parliament does not satisfy fundamental requirement of democracy but does not violate German Constitution since EU is not a state – Critical assessment of conceptual foundations of decision

Comments on the German Constitutional Court's Decision on the Lisbon Treaty
Copyright © T.M.C. Asser Press and the Authors 2009

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