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Belgium: a constitutional strategy in support of European integration - with some potential pitfalls
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Abstract
From the start, Belgium has been an ardent supporter of European integration, mostly to maximize its national interests. This is reflected in its ratification procedure, in the large majorities by which founding European treaties were approved, in the consistent favourable position of mainstream parties, in the weak parliamentary scrutiny of EU affairs, and in the position of the courts. The federalisation process however unintentionally aggravated the constitutional efficiency strategy by requiring all subnational parliaments to give approval to EU treaties, and by establishing a centralized constitutional court. This court, despite its EU-friendly stance, has the potential to shift the strategy to a more legitimacy-oriented one. This was made clear in a one-time judgment in which the Constitutional Court, in principle, adhered to the counter-limits doctrine.
Language
English
Source (book)
EU law and national constitutions: the constitutional dynamics of multi-level governance / Nicòtina, A. [edit.]; Popelier, P. [edit.]; Bursens, P. [edit.]
Source (series)
Comparative Constitutional Change
Publication
New York, N.Y. : Routledge , 2024
ISBN
978-1-032-44257-0
Volume/pages
p. 11-32
UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 06.12.2023
Last edited 08.12.2023
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