EU Powers Under External Pressure - How the EU's External Actions Alter its Internal StructuresSeries: Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL)
Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019 Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Guest Speaker: Professor Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam
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.