Brokering Europe: Euro-Lawyers and the Making of a by Antoine Vauchez

By Antoine Vauchez

Because the Nineteen Sixties, the character and the way forward for the eu Union were outlined in felony phrases. but, we're nonetheless short of a proof as to how this entanglement among legislations and european polity-building emerged and the way it was once maintained through the years. whereas lots of the literature deals a disembodied account of ecu criminal integration, Brokering Europe finds the multifaceted roles Euro-lawyers have performed in european polity, significantly past the litigation area. particularly, the booklet issues at opt for transnational teams of multipositioned criminal marketers that have been in a state of affairs to raise the function of legislations in every kind of ecu venues. In doing so, it attracts from a brand new set of highbrow assets (field concept) and empirical concepts in basic terms very lately mobilized for the learn of the ecu. Grounded on an in depth ancient research, Brokering Europe offers a revised narrative of the 'constitutionalization of Europe'.

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At present, I can think of only one way for the Court to avoid the danger described above. That is to ensure a coordination between the three Treaties by the three Commissions or Authority themselves before they fix their positions before the Court (and this is also true for their positions before the Assembly or the Council of Ministers). 28 In the weeks following the entry into force of the Rome Treaties on 1 January 1958, as the organizational charts of the new Euratom and EEC Commissions were being drawn up, hastily but sheltered from government influence,29 Gaudet addressed many notes to the colleges of the three Executives.

These three each held multiple positions in the highest ranks of the European parliamentary assemblies during the 1950s and 1960s. Teitgen was a member of the Council of Europe Assembly (1948–58) and of the ECSC Assembly (1952–8). Van der Goes van Naters was vice-president of the Council of Europe Assembly (1949–59), a member of the ECSC Assembly, then of the Joint Assembly of the European Communities (1952–67), and vice-president of this Assembly’s political commission in the mid-1960s. As for Dehousse, he was a member of the Council of Europe Assembly from 1952 to 1961 and served as its president from 1956 to 1959, and was a member of the ECSC Assembly and then of the European Parliament (1952–71).

This complex job cannot be accomplished without proper Institutions . . indispensable for establishing, ruling and operating a common market’. 45 The mission of ‘overseeing the application of the provisions of the present Treaty and the dispositions taken by the institutions on the basis of this Treaty’ (EEC Treaty, article 155) became, in the notes compiled by the Legal Service, a veritable ‘policing’ of the Treaties in the name of Europe’s general interest, thereby taking the EC Executives well beyond the task of organizing 43 44 45 Legal Service of the High Authority, ‘Concours susceptible d’être apporté aux nouvelles Communautés européennes’, Text No.

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