Legal Personality

Legal Personality in Europe

Description of Legal personality

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes legal personality in the following terms: [1] While the Community has ‘legal personality’, the EU does not. That means that the EU is not able to enter into treaties, take a seat on international bodies, own property or be a party to legal proceedings. Integrationists long to rectify this – as they see it – shortcoming: but anti-federalists object that to confer legal personality on the EU would be a significant step towards creating a United States of Europe with superior constitutional status to that of the member states. (See also ‘Treaty of Nice’.)

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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