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  • 1. THE ACQUIS COMMUNAUTAIRE IS A THREAT TO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATE Politics in the European Union Prof. Thomas Raineau Filipe Mandieta GotardiSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 2. “The Acquis Communautaire is a threat to the sovereignty of the State”IntroductionSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 3. “The Acquis Communautaire is a threat to the sovereignty of the State”IntroductionSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 4. Acquis Communautaire1. Free movement of goods 19. Social policy and employment
(including anti-2. Freedom of movement for workers discrimination and equal opportunities for3. Right of establishment and freedom to provide women and men) services 20. Enterprise and industrial policy4. Free movement of capital 21. Trans-European networks5. Public procurement 22. Regional policy and coordination of structural6. Company law instruments7. Intellectual property law 23. Judiciary and fundamental rights8. Competition policy 24. Justice, freedom and security9. Financial services 25. Science and research 26. Education and culture10. Information society and media 27. Environment11. Agriculture and rural development 28. Consumer and health protection12. Food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policy 29. Customs union13. Fisheries 30. External relations14. Transport policy 31. Foreign, security and defence policy15. Energy 32. Financial control16. Taxation 33. Financial and budgetary provisions17. Economic and monetary policy 34. Institutions18. Statistics 35. Other issues Sciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 5. “The Acquis Communautaire is a threat to the sovereignty of the State”IntroductionSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 6. “The dynamics of the EU can be portrayed as shiftingbetween the survival of the nation-state versus theUnion as a potential „suprastate‟. Within thisframework, to what extent have the AcquisCommunautaire and the concept of sovereigntyenabled the EU and its Member States to pursue theirinterests vis-à-vis each other?”ProblématiqueSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 7. Plan• Introduction• Problématique 1. The Acquis Communautaire as a tool for European Integration 2. The pursuit of domestic agendas through national sovereignty• ConclusionSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 8. 1. The Acquis Communautaire as atool for European integration• The impact of the EU‟s pre-accession procedures to potential member states• Transposition and implementation of EU law: the issue of compliance Example - Post-Communist members and worlds of complianceSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 9. 2. The pursuit of domestic agendasthrough national sovereignty• From Maastricht to Lisbon: the rising costs to national sovereignty• The (re)constitution of boundaries in face of European integration: the embedding of interests under the heading of sovereignty Example – The safeguard of sovereignty through national opt- outs: the reluctant approaches of the United Kingdom and DenmarkSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 10. Conclusion “Almost every major nation has been obliged by the pressures of the post-war world to pool significant areas of sovereignty so as to create more effective politics units” Margaret Thatcher – 19th May 1975 Speech in Hendon European Referendum campaign Europeanisation Sovereignt y Simultaneous institutional facts in a continuous logic of mutual interaction that shapes the behaviour of the StatesSciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12
  • 11. • Tanja E. Aalberts, “Sovereignty Reloaded? A Constructivist Perspective on European Research”, Constitutionalism Web-Papers, Vol. 2, 2005 • Rebecca Adler-Nissen, “A Political Sociology of Sovereignty: Treaty Opt-Outs and the Doxa of an Even Closer Union”, 2009 • Erkki Bahovski, “Sovereignty in the European Union: Case studies relating toBibliography Estonia”, Reuters Foundation Fellowship, 2004 • Gerda Falkner, Oliver Treib, “Three Worlds of Compliance or Four? The EU-15 Compared to New Member States”, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 46, 2008, pp.293-313 • Bernard Steunenberg, “Is big brother watching? Commission oversight of the national implementation of EU directives”, European Union Politics, Vol. 11, 2010, pp.359- 380 • Milada Anna Vachudova, “Corruption and Compliance in the EU’s Post-Communist Members and Candidates”, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 47, 2009, pp.43- 62 • EU Legislation and Scrutiny Procedures, Factsheet L11, Legislation Series, House of Commons Information Office, Revised September 201 http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-information-office/l11.pdf Sciences Po - Politics in the European Union 15/10/12

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