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The Coherence of EU LawThe Search for Unity in Divergent Concepts$
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Sacha Prechal and Bert van Roermund

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232468

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232468.001.0001

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A Case of Multidirectional Constitutional Transplant in the EU: Infra-state Law and Regionalism

A Case of Multidirectional Constitutional Transplant in the EU: Infra-state Law and Regionalism

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(p.423) 18 A Case of Multidirectional Constitutional Transplant in the EU: Infra-state Law and Regionalism
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The Coherence of EU Law
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Joxerramon Bengoetxea

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232468.003.0018

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.

Keywords:   EU law, multidirectional transplants, regional dynamics, infra-state regionalism, organization law, unity

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