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In the Name of Cooperation: The External Relations of the German Länder and Their Participation in the EU Decision-Making

  • Carlo Panara

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‘Foreign relations power’ (auswärtige Gewalt) in the Federal Republic of Germany strongly centralised by the Lindau Agreement in 1957 – Although the German Länder still retain some rights to act at an international level, the Federal Government is the dominant player in the foreign relations of the state – Introduction of Länder participation in European Union law-making and policy-making; new opportunities for them to perform a role in external relations – Cooperative character of German federalism confirmed

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* Senior Lecturer in Public and EU Law at the School of Law of the Liverpool John Moores University. I am very grateful to Prof. Dr. Rudolf Hrbek, Dr. Diana Zacharias, Dr. Jürgen Bast, and Dr. Eike Michael Frenzel for their extremely valuable advice and to Patrick Raymer, Daniel Metcalfe and Joanne Maltby for their assistance in the translation and revision of the English text. Any remaining errors can be solely attributed to the author.

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In the Name of Cooperation: The External Relations of the German Länder and Their Participation in the EU Decision-Making

  • Carlo Panara

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