A Case of Multidirectional Constitutional Transplant in the EU: Infra-state Law and Regionalism
This chapter examines how a constitutional feature of some Member States — infra-state regionalism — penetrates the EU administrative and constitutional ethos at a point which is quite unexpected: the sacrosanct principle that the Member States are the building blocks of the EU. The approach hinges on the formal rights of states under international or supra-national organization law and on States' discretion, meaning the constitutional autonomy to organize themselves internally as they see fit. These two principles bring unity or at least give an appearance of unity into the system — a unity without uniformity or a unity which consists in not looking into the internal structure of the Member States.
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