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"This book contains a collection of articles on different aspects of EU law written by one of Europe's most distinguished jurists during the past twenty years, some of which appear here for the first time in English. The book includes a Preface by Judge Koen Lenaerts, Vice-President of the European Court of Justice. The book is divided into five parts, covering EU constitutional law, the EU's judicial architecture, access to justice, European competition law and various other aspects of substantive EU law. In the field of EU constitutional law, the central text discusses the existence of implied material limits to the revision of the Treaties. The author argues that the powers of the Member States to amend the Treaties is limited by the existence of a hard core of principles of EU Treaty law, which cannot be revised without changing the 'constitutional' identity of the Union, leading to the conclusion that Member States can no longer be considered as the 'absolute masters of the Treaties'. Four articles relating to the EU's judicial system constitute the cornerstone of the collection. Drawing on his own experiences, the author examines the problems and challenges facing the setting up of a new EU court and explores different lines of reform of the EU judicial system."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Constitutional Law and Community Law : The Case of Portugal Are there Substantive Limits to the Amendment of the Treaties? Reflections on Judicial Review of the Constitutionality of EU Legislation Setting Up of a New Community Court : The First Year of the Court of First Instance Development of the European Judicial System Before and After Maastricht New Judicial Architecture of the European Union and the Intergovernmental Conference Court System of the European Communities Interim Measures in Judicial Proceedings as an Instrument Effective Judicial Protection with Regard to Community Funds : May One be Directly Concerned by a Decision Application of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights to "Posts in the Civil Service" How Far Should National Courts Go in Drawing All the Necessary Inferences from the Last Sentence of Article 88(3) EC? Regional Selectivity and State Aid : the Azores Case Selectivity and Distortion of Competition in State Aid : an Unorthodox Analysis Duration of Non-Compete Obligations in Full-Function Joint Ventures The European Union and the Transformation of the Andean Pact into the Andean Community : From the Trujillo Protocol to the Sucre Act On the Application of Keck in the Field of Free Provision of Services Precautionary Principle in EC Law.