Does the EU Have the Competences to Achieve the Objective of a Social Market Economy?

25 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016

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Pavel Svoboda

Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 5, 2016

Abstract

The article attempts to answer the above question because the social market economy, prima facie one of many objectives set out in Article 3 of the TEU, is above all else an integrated social model, a collection of other objectives, and a concept that ranks other objects in a systematic whole. Reaching this aim requires adequate competencies. The article takes 10 main parts of the social market economy content as analysed by current doctrine and compares it with the list of EU competencies as listed in the founding treaties. Through this detailed analysis it comes to the conclusion that although EU competencies are relevant for the majority of social market economy content, the more a particular problem relating to social market economy approaches significant aspects of the functioning of the state, the smaller the impact of the EU and its competences.

Keywords: European Union, social market economy, Lisbon Treaty, competences

Suggested Citation

Svoboda, Pavel, Does the EU Have the Competences to Achieve the Objective of a Social Market Economy? (January 5, 2016). Charles University in Prague Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2015/III/4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2711342 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2711342

Pavel Svoboda (Contact Author)

Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Praha, 11640
Czech Republic

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