This book originates from the proceedings of the 10th anniversary conference of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) in which renowned experts in the field took stock of recent evolutions in the law and practice of the EU’s external relations.
In particular, the book addresses the question of how the evolving legal and political framework affects the nature of EU external relations law. The contributions discuss the actions (and reactions) of the EU through external action instruments in a number of substantive areas such as migration, trade, neighbouring policies, security and defence. By shedding light on the most significant developments of the past decade, this edited volume attests to the ever-evolving nature of the field of EU External Relations Law. Thus, this book is essential reading for academics, practitioners and policy makers at the EU level interested in the field of EU External Relations Law.
Dr. W.Th. Douma is an Independent legal expert at the European Environmental Law Consultancy and EU Legal – Centre for European and International Law, both based in The Netherlands, voluntary researcher at Ghent University in Belgium, and Senior Legal Adviser at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
Prof. Dr. C. Eckes is Professor of European Law at the University of Amsterdam and director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, The Netherlands.
Prof. Dr. P. Van Elsuwege is Professor of European Union Law at Ghent University and co-director of the Ghent European Law Institute, Belgium.
Dr. E. Kassoti is Senior researcher in EU and International Law at the Asser Institute and academic coordinator of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER), The Netherlands.
Prof. Dr. A. Ott is Professor of EU External Relations Law and Jean Monnet professor in EU Law at Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Prof. Dr. R.A. Wessel is Professor of European Law and Head of the European and Economic Law Department at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Specific to this book:
- Authored by renowned experts in the field of EU external relations
- Provides the proceedings of the 10th anniversary CLEER conference – a unique network of academics and practitioners in the field of EU external relations
- Offers unique insights into the latest developments in this particular field of EU law
Excerpts from a book review:
Written over a decade since the last substantial reforms were implemented in the EU’s foreign policy, The Evolving Nature of EU External Relations Law provides a comprehensive assessment of contemporary legal developments in the area. The holistic approach adopted by the editors effectively captures how the ongoing legal evolution shapes the nature of the EU as a global actor. The authors scrupulously adhere to the central theme and examine current issues from a multitude of perspectives, making this book both a coherent account of the current state of the law as well as a stimulating read.
The different focus allows the book to make an original contribution to the contemporary debates and set new directions for future scholarly enquiries. Academics in the field will find it a compelling read that brings to light novel aspects of this dynamic field of EU law. At the same time, the book is accessible to a non-expert audience and I highly recommend it to those who would like to enrich their knowledge of international relations by looking at the area from the perspective of an EU lawyer. Finally, the book should find its way onto the bookshelves of the policymakers in the EU as it contains numerous suggestions for future reforms pertaining to both law and practice in the area of external relations.
- Review by Ewa Zelazna in EU Law Live
for the full review, see https://eulawlive.com/library/the-evolving-nature-of-eu-external-relations-law/