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Edited by Finn Laursen

This book analyses the EU's Constitutional Treaty, which emerged in draft form from the European Convention in the summer of 2003 and which was finalised by an Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) in June 2004. It describes the main novelties of the treaty and looks at policies of important actors, Member States and Community actors (the Commission and European Parliament) and the roles played by the Convention and the Italian and Irish Presidencies during the process of deliberation and negotiation that produced the treaty. It further studies the failure of ratification in France and the Netherlands and the implications for the process of European integration of this failure. It finally touches on the question whether a constitutional equilibrium has been reached.
Since the new Lisbon Treaty negotiated in 2007 contains much of what was in the Constitutional Treaty the analyses of the book remain pertinent for this latest EU treaty.

The EU and the Security-Development Nexus

Bridging the Legal Divide


Hans Merket

In The EU and the Security-Development Nexus, Hans Merket unravels the long-standing commitment of the European Union (EU) to integrate its policies across the security-development nexus. By fine-tuning the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) – which includes the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) – with its development cooperation policies, the EU aims to end the devastating vicious cycle of insecurity and poverty in fragile states. This book undertakes a comprehensive analysis of the EU’s words and deeds that result from this engagement across its entire policy, and its institutional and legal system. This gives a complete picture of the significance, impact, limits, potential and remaining challenges of this policy commitment, and simultaneously elucidates the practical impact of Treaty reform in the area of EU external action.

Mavluda Sattorova

1 Background The majority of intra-EU international investment agreements (IIAs) belong to the so-called first generation of investment agreements. Romania, for instance, signed its first IIA with the United Kingdom in 1976, shortly followed by a string of treaties with other European

Pål Wrange

Nordic Journal of International Law 78 (2010) 541–552 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/090273509X12506922106993 NORDIC JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW Th e EU Guidelines on Promoting Compliance with International Humanitarian Law Pål Wrange * Political advisor to the

Laura Davis

. The European External Action Service ( EEAS ) claims that “mediation is … an integral component of the EU ’s comprehensive toolbox for conflict prevention and peace building” ( EEAS 2017). This article draws on a case study of EU mediation in the DRC (2009–2013) to examine EU capabilities for


Leonhard den Hertog

15.1 Introduction One can open any EU studies journal, whether from legal or political science, and discover that ‘coherence’ has produced an avalanche of analyses into various EU fields. 1 The conclusions often carry in them the argument that the EU is a sui generis actor with intergovernmental

Jan Klabbers

I NTERNATIONAL O RGANIZATIONS L AW R EVIEW © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/157237307X223620 safeguarding the Organizational Acquis : The eU’s external Practice Jan Klabbers Professor of International Organizations Law, University of Helsinki; Director

Imke Kruse and Florian Trauner

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157181608X376872 European Journal of Migration and Law 10 (2008) 411–438 EC Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements: A New Standard EU Foreign Policy Tool? Florian Trauner * Researcher, Institute for European Integration

Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu

Nordic Journal of International Law 78 (2009) 225–248 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/157181009X431767 NORDIC JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW Regionalism in the WTO and the Legal Status of a Development Agenda in the EU/ACP Economic Partnership Agreement Yenkong

Toni Haastrup

The European Union ( EU ) now has a well-established peace and security apparatus: the European External Action Service ( EEAS ), tasked with implementing and promoting the EU ’s vision of global peace and security. 1 As a political actor whose identity is defined by its claim to be a peace