- Law -- European Union countries
- Foundation studies in law series
- 1405846887 (pbk.) :
- 9781405846882 (pbk.)
- 1408212404 (e-book)
- 9781408212400 (e-book)
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- Previous ed.: 2006.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface Table of cases before the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance (numerical) Table of cases before the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance (alphabetical) Table of cases before the European Court of Human Rights Table of cases before national courts Table of European Commission decisions Table of European Community treaties Table of equivalences referred to in Article 12 of the Treaty of Amsterdam(renumbered Articles of the EC) Table of other treaties Table of European Community Regulations Table of European Community directives Rules of procedure of the European Court of Justice Table of statutes Table of statutory instruments List of abbreviations PART 1: CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION 1. An Introduction to the European Communities and the European Union Aims and objectives The post-war years 23 July 1952: the European Coal and Steel Community 1 July 1958: the European Economic Communityand the European Atomic 8 April 1965: the merger of the institutions 1 July 1973: enlargement 1 January 1981: enlargement 1 January 1986: enlargement 1 July 1987: the Single European Act 1 November 1993: the Treaty on European Union 1 January 1995: enlargement 1 May 1999: the Treaty of Amsterdam 1 February 2003: the Treaty of Nice 1 May 2004: enlargement 1 January 2007: enlargement Future enlargement The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union The Constitutional Treaty A two-speed Europe? The EuropeEconomic Area The Council of Europe, the European Convention on Human Rights and Court of Human Rights: a structure outside the Communities and the Union Summary References Further reading 2. Sources of Community Law Aims and objectives The sources of Community law The treaties establishing the European Communities and the European Union Secondary legislation made under the treaties Soft law Related treaties made between member states International treaties negotiated by the Community under powers conferredby the treaty Decisions of the European Court of Justice and Court of First Instance General principles of law and fundamental rights upon which the constitutional laws of the member states are based Summary References Further reading 3. Community institutions and related bodies Aims and objectives Article 7 EC Treaty The European Council The European Commission The Council of Ministers Coreper The European Parliament Court of Auditors The Economic and Social Committee ( ECOSOC') The Committee of The Regions The European Central Bank and the European Investment Bank Summary References Further Reading 4. The decision-making process Aims and objectives Decision-making within the Community Constitutional Treaty Dialogue between Commission, Council and Parliament Legislative proposals Voting procedures The legislative process The involvement of the UK Parliament The appropriate legal base Subsidiarity Summary References Further Reading 5. The European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance Aims and objectives Statute of the Court of Justice and the rules of procedure Organisation of the Court of Justice Precedent Methods of interpretation The Court of First Instance EU Civil Service Tribunal The Jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance Summary References Further Reading 6. Preliminary ruling jurisdiction of the Court of Justice (Article 234 EC Treaty) Aims and objectives Introduction to the Court of Justice's preliminary ruling jurisdiction References from national courts under Article 234 EC Treaty Flowchart: the Article 234 EC preliminary ruling jurisdiction of the Court of Justice Summary References Further reading 7. Direct actions against member states (Articles 226 228 EC Treaty) Aims and objectives The obligation of member states under the EC Treaty The stages of Article 226 proceedings Article 228 pecuniary penalty Interim measures Other actions against member states Sum
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