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Why the European Union is not a State

Some Critical Remarks

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 January 2010

Abstract

German Constitutional Court decision of 30 June 2009 on the compatibility of the Lisbon Treaty with the German Constitution – Analysis of inconsistencies – Differences between the EU and a state – Sovereignty of the member states and Kompetenz-Kompetenz – Argument for a relative concept of sovereignty – Sovereignty and the right to withdraw – Critical analysis of BVerfG's assessment of the EU's democratic deficit and denial of the importance of the European Parliament

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

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