The European Court of Justice

Takis Tridimas

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The Treaty of Amsterdam, although less ambitious than the Treaty on European Union (TEU), introduces a number of important changes to the Community and the Union. Among others, it extends further the competence of the Community, it formalizes 'differentiated integration' by establishing procedures for closer cooperation, 1 and it blurs the distinction between the Community pillar and intergovernmental action.2 The Treaty accepts that the Community and the Union have a role to play in areas traditionally reserved to the nation state and continues the trend towards social and political, as opposed to merely economic, integration heralded by the TEU.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReforming the European Union
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Maastricht to Amsterdam
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317888208
ISBN (Print)9780582289864
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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