Environmental Policy "Outside-In": How the EU's Engagement with International Environmental Law Curtails National Autonomy

Eckes, Christina
November 2012
German Law Journal;Nov2012, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p1151
Academic Journal
The article discusses European Union (EU) participation in emerging international legal regimes and its effects on the making and interpretation of EU law, and whether and how this in turn changes power division between EU and member states. The author asserts that internationalization of environmental policy has led to an increase of EU powers and to limits on the autonomy of member states. The factors contributing to these effects are discussed.


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