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Anjum Shabbir
Anjum Shabbir
10th March 2020
Institutional law

Analysis: “Commission challenges authorisation granted to Member States to exercise EU exclusive competences” by Merijn Chamon

Disputes between the EU institutions and the Member States are still abounding in the area of EU external relations law, despite the Lisbon Treaty’s objective to simplify and rationalise. Most of these cases raise the question of competence. The latest inter-institutional dispute brought before the Court of Justice of the EU is no different: In Commission v Council of the EU (C-24/20) the Commission reproaches the Council for having authorised all Member States to accede to an international law instrument that squarely comes under EU exclusive competence. This will be a landmark case. Apart from its implications for EU external relations law, this case offers the Court of Justice an opportunity to shed light on cross-cutting legal questi


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