A Good Day and Salutory Warning for the European Union

Cambridge Law Journal, pp. 38-40, March 2010

3 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 2011

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Michael Waibel

University of Vienna - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 30, 2010

Abstract

On 30 June 2009, the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, “BVerfG”) gave a unanimous judgment (2 BvE 2/08) on the constitutionality of Germany's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. This detailed and nuanced decision is bound to feature prominently alongside its earlier influential judgments in matters European (Solange I, Solange II, Maastricht) and radiate far beyond German borders. The court addressed a range of issues relating to the meaning of democracy, separation of powers, federalism, subsidarity and sovereignty in light of the evolution of the European experiment. This case note analyses key aspects of the court's decision.

Keywords: European Union Law, Lisbon Treaty, Bundesverfassungsgericht, Democracy Deficit

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Waibel, Michael, A Good Day and Salutory Warning for the European Union (March 30, 2010). Cambridge Law Journal, pp. 38-40, March 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1732790

Michael Waibel (Contact Author)

University of Vienna - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Vienna, A-1010
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