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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

European Integration

JHH Weiler

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 June 2020

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Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 European Integration reflects both the telos and ethos for which the European ‘construct’—the various European Communities and the extant European Union—were established. Part of that telos and ethos are reflected in the particular ‘method’ adopted by the architects of the process. In this entry the focus will be on those features rather than the institutional set up or material economic provisions of the European Union and its constituent Treaties. Deciphering the political and juridical codes of Europe is the key to an understanding of European Integration...
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