Good Neighbourliness in the European Legal Context


Good Neighbourliness in the European Legal Context provides the first detailed assessment of the essence and application of the principle of good neighbourly relations in the European legal context, illustrating its findings by a multi-faceted array of studies dedicated to the functioning of good neighbourly relations in a number of key fields of EU law. The main claim put forward in this book is that the principle of good neighbourly relations came to occupy a vital place in the Europan legal context, underpinning the very essence of the integration exercise.

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Dimitry Kochenov, LL.D. is Professor of EU Constitutional Law at Groningen. His recent edited volumes include Europe’s Justice Deficit? (with de Búrca and Williams, 2015) and EU’s Shaping of the International Legal Order (with Amtenbrink, 2013).

Elena Basheska, LL.D. is Research Associate at the University of Groningen. She has published a number of articles and book chapters on different aspects of EU External Relations Law.
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Part I: Introducing the Principle of Good Neighbourly Relations

1. Introduction: Good Neighbourliness inside and outside the Union
Dimitry Kochenov and Elena Basheska

2. The Position of the Good Neighbourliness Principle in International and EU law
Elena Basheska

Part II: Good Neighbourliness inside the EU

3. The Internal Aspects of Good Neighbourliness in the EU: Loyalty and Values
Dimitry Kochenov

4. Good Neighbourliness and Fundamental Rights-Based Interpretations of Public-Policy Clauses in EU Private International Law
Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi

5. Good Neighbourliness in a Sustainable European Internal Electricity Market: A Tale of Communities and Uncommunautaire Thinking
Hans Vedder

6. Good Neighbourliness as a Limit to Extraterritorial Citizenship:The Case of Hungary and Slovakia
José-María Arraiza

7. Unilateral Expansionism: Hungarian Citizenship and Franchise Politics and their Effects on the Hungarian-Romanian Relationships
Paul Blokker and Kriszta Kovács

8. Applying the Principle of Good Neighbourliness in EU Law: The Case of Gibraltar
Artur Khachaturyan

9.On the ‘Edge’ of Good Neighbourliness in EU law: Lessons from Cyprus
Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou

Part III: Good Neighbourliness outside the EU

10. Good Neighbourliness as a Condition for Accession to the European Union: Finding the Balance between Law and Politics
Peter Van Elsuwege

11. (Mis)application of the Good Neighbourliness Principle in International and EU Law: The Case of the Republic of Macedonia
Elena Basheska

12. Slovenia and Croatia in Dispute over Bank Deposits from Yugoslav times – ‘No more shall foes, but neighbors be’?
Damjan Možina

13. The Principle of Good Neighbourliness and the European Neighbourhood Policy
Roman Petrov

14. ‘Good Neighbourliness’ and Conflict Resolution in Nagorno-Karabakh: A Rhetoric or Part of the Legal Method of the European Neighbourhood Policy?
Nariné Ghazaryan

15. Some Legal Issues of the EU-Russia relations in the Post-Crimea Era: from Good Neighbourliness to Crisis and Back?
Paul Kalinichenko

16. The Good Neighbourliness Principle in EU External Energy Relations: The Case of Energy Transit
Anatole Boute
Legal scholars, political scientists, students of law and politics, interdisciplinary researchers and policy-makers.