Web-Companion Essential EU Law in Text: Suggested solutions to the exercises

Please find hereinafter the suggested solutions to the 64 exercises contained in the book "Tobler/Beglinger, Essential EU Law in Text, 5th edition, HVG-ORAC 2020, ISBN 978-963-258-490-4".  To give you an idea how the exercises in the book are phrased, they have been added for the first three instances. Any comments or feedback are welcome.

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The institutional framework of the EU – Exercise 1

Page: 31 Chapter: Part 1, C. VI. 1.

Suggested solution:

The reference by Mr. Salman Rushdie (as he then was) to “the government of the European Union” invites reflections on the function and the tasks of the various EU institutions. The important point here is the fact that in the EU there is no classic division of the tasks of the legislative, the executive and the judicial powers as it is known from states. In particular, elements of executive power can be found in the European Council, the Council of Ministers and the Commission. Readers may use this question to list the functions and tasks of the various institutions. In a broader context, readers may recall that with the semi-permanent president of the European Council introduced through the Lisbon revision, there is now a concrete person standing for the EU as a whole (which, however, is not the same as saying that this person has the function of a “government”).

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 3]


Published: 13 July 2010