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Author Stefanou, Constantin, 1961-

Title A legal and political interpretation of articles 224 and 225 of the Treaty of Rome : the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cases / Constantin Stefanou, Helen Xanthaki
Published Aldershot ; Brookfield : Ashgate : Dartmouth, [1997]


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Description vii, 146 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Article 224 of the Treaty of Rome and the Court of Justice: A case survey -- 3. Case study: Commission v Hellenic Republic, cases C-120/94R and C-120/94 -- 4. The Legal Interpretation of Articles 224 and 225 -- 5. Articles 224 and 225 of the Treaty: The Political Context -- 6. Application of Articles 224 and 225 in the FYROM cases -- 7. Conclusions
Summary In this original, interdisciplinary research the authors have surveyed all the cases where Art.224 has been invoked, with particular emphasis on the recent FYROM cases, and have looked at the political implications of the connection between Arts.224 and 225 with defence and security. They also examine recent claims about the ECJ's 'minimalist' approach and conclude that the current state of affairs, with reference to these two Treaty Articles, presents a 'Catch-22' situation which, in an enlarged EU, may pose a threat to the member states' solidarity
Article 224 is one of the most powerful Articles of the Treaty of Rome, allowing a member state to take unilateral measures and to suspend some or all its Treaty-based obligations in times of what can loosely be described as serious internal turmoil or external threat. It is for this reason that the very next Article of the Treaty, Article 225, allows the Commission or a member state of challenge the invocation of Art.224, before the European Court of Justice (ECJ), on grounds of improper use. In practice, the use of Art.224 by a member state presents multiple problems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [136]-142) and index
Subject Economic sanctions -- European Union countries.
Greece -- Foreign economic relations -- Macedonia (Republic)
Macedonia (Republic) -- Foreign economic relations -- Greece.
Author Xanthaki, Helen.
LC no. 97007847
ISBN 1855218941 (hb)