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  • European Constitutional Law Review, Volume 5, Issue 3
  • October 2009, pp. 407-420

Why the European Union is not a State: Some Critical Remarks


German Constitutional Court decision of 30 June 2009 on the compatibility of the Lisbon Treaty with the German Constitution – Analysis of inconsistencies – Differences between the EU and a state – Sovereignty of the member states and Kompetenz-Kompetenz – Argument for a relative concept of sovereignty – Sovereignty and the right to withdraw – Critical analysis of BVerfG's assessment of the EU's democratic deficit and denial of the importance of the European Parliament

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European Constitutional Law Review
  • ISSN: 1574-0196
  • EISSN: 1744-5515
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