This new edition provides a definitive, comprehensive and systematic analysis of the law governing the EU's action in the world.
Updated to take into account the Lisbon Treaty and recent case law, the book covers all constitutional aspects of the EU's international action and the procedures for treaty-making. It analyses the relationship between the EU and its Members with emphasis on mixed agreements, and the status of international law in the EU legal order. It explores the links between the EU and international organisations (such as the WTO) and examines the EU's external economic and political relations and its various links with third countries, including its neighbours. It analyses, amongst others, the Common Commercial Policy, sanctions, the Common Foreign and Security Policy, and the Common Security and Defence Policy.
This new edition is the most up-to-date work of its kind, examining both the law and practice in a wide range of external policies, placing the law in its political and economic context and exploring the links between the EU's external and internal actions.
Panos Koutrakos is Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Professor of European Law at City University London.
Part I: The Regulation of EU International Relations Law 1 The European Union in the World 2 Common Commercial Policy: History, Theory and Practice of Exclusivity 3 Implied Competence Part II: The Management of EU International Relations Law 4 Decision-making in EU International Relations 5 International Commitments and the Management of Mixity Part III: EU-International Law 6 The Status of International Law in the EU Legal Order 7 International Law and the Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice 8 Enforcement of International Law in the EU Legal Order 9 International Agreements Concluded by Member States Prior to their Membership of the European Union Part IV: The Practice of EU International Relations Law 10 Substantive Trade Law 11 Links with Third Countries Part V: Political Relations and Interactions Between Policies 12 Common Foreign and Security Policy 13 Common Security and Defence Policy 14 Links Between External Policies: Trade and Foreign Policy, Development and Defence