Why the European Union is not a State: Some Critical Remarks

Tobias Lock

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Abstract / Description of output

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-20
JournalEuropean Constitutional Law Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Bundesverfassungsgericht
  • Lisbon judgment
  • Lisbon Treaty
  • European Union
  • Statehood
  • Sovereignty
  • Kompetenz-Kompetenz
  • Democratic deficit
  • Simplified revision procedures
  • EU Membership
  • European Court of Justice
  • Implied powers doctrine
  • Democratic legitimacy
  • European Parliament
  • EU citizenship


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