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EU Powers Under External Pressure - How the EU's External Actions Alter its Internal Structures




Seminar series: Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL)
Co-hosted by the City Legal Awareness Society (@AwarenessCity)

Speaker: Prof Christina Eckes (University of Amsterdam)
Chair/discussant: Dr Maria Kendrick, Lecturer in Law, City, University of London

EU external actions have deep constitutional and institutional implications for EU law and practices. The EU's competences in external relations have continuously increased, including with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. As a result, the EU has become ever more active in external relations. This has in turn increased the internal constitutional and institutional effects of EU external actions.

This presentation discusses the recently published monograph on the same topic, tracing these legal effects and the broader constitutional implications, including potential integrative forces. EU external actions affect the power division between the EU and its Member States and between the different EU institutions; the unity and autonomy of the EU legal order; the role and position of Member States on the international plane; their autonomy; the relationship between national, international and EU law; and the ability of EU citizens to identify who is responsible for a particular action or policy, as well as their legitimate expectation that the EU takes action on their behalf.

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5.00pm - 7.00pmWednesday 13th November 2019

FG05 City, University of London Whiskin Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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