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Constitutional Principles of EU External Relations

Geert De Baere


The volume explores the marked differences between the complex and rapidly changing legal organization of EU external relations and the EU's ‘internal’ constitutional order. The European Union is unique as a polity organized along federal lines but with fully fledged States as its component political entities. The tension between the self-conscious Member States and their constitutional relationship within the EU is especially pronounced in the foreign policy field, where they remain determined to assert their status as full subjects of the international order. This book explores how foreign p ... More

Keywords: external relations, EU law, international law, European Community, constitution, constitutional law, foreign policy, sui generis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546688
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geert De Baere, author
Chambers of Advocate General Sharpston, Court of Justice of the European Communities and postdoctoral research associate, University of Antwerp