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Secession from a Member State and EU Membership: the View from the Union


Arguments in favour of a more explicit and clearer EU stance on secession from a member state – two different cases for secession and their implications – the inadmissibility of unilateral secession within the EU – consensual secession does not create a legal entitlement for automatic membership – the need to follow the route of Article 49 TEU – no need for a specific secession provision in EU treaties

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A. Somek , ‘The Argument from Transnational Effects I: Representing Outsiders through Freedom of Movement’, 16 European Law Journal (2010) p. 315

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C. R. Sunstein , ‘Constitutionalism and Secession’, 58(2) The University of Chicago Law Review (1991) p. 633

W. Norman , Negotiating Nationalism; Nation Building, Federalism and Secession in the Multinational State (Oxford University Press 2006)

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European Constitutional Law Review
  • ISSN: 1574-0196
  • EISSN: 1744-5515
  • URL: /core/journals/european-constitutional-law-review
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