The EU - The EU’s Institutional Structure ➢ The Structure is Unique Neither a state nor an international organization but features of both ➢

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The EU’s Institutional Structure The Structure is Unique Neither a state nor an international organization, but features of both The Influence of Treaties Treaties provide the legal foundation of the Union’s institutional framework Impose legal obligations upon member states Not based on a single treaty Do not provide a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the Union’s actual institutional structure or activities An Evolving Structure Treaties are never meant to be the last word on the Union’s institutional arrangements The Union’s distribution of power between institutions has undergone significant changes in recent years and is continuing to evolve The Influence of Competing Values and Interests Both intergovernmental and supranational co-exist within the Union The Council and European Council = intergovernmental Commission, the Court of Justice, the European Parliament, the Court of Auditors, the European Central Bank = supranational
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course EURO 239 taught by Professor Liesbet during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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The EU - The EU’s Institutional Structure ➢ The Structure is Unique Neither a state nor an international organization but features of both ➢

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