Ondrej Hamulak, The Essence of European Union’s ‘Statehood’ after Treaty of Lisbon and Lisbon Judgements ( Academia.edu text integral)
The aim of this paper is to provide comparative evaluation of the constitutional
movements on the background of European integration and its last steps which were
materialized in the enactment and ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon. It will observe
the questions like Member States sovereignty, its contemporary status and limits;
corresponding legitimacy of the EU and its powers; and question to the potential
conflict between Member States sovereignty essence and prospective ambition of the
European integration and understanding of classical terminology in new situation.
Special vigilance is given to the opinion of Czech Constitutional Court and its notion
of pooled sovereignty as the fact accompanying the European Integration.
Treaty of Lisbon – Ratification – Czech Constitutional Court (CCC) – German
Constitutional Court (BVerfG) – Constitutionality – Sovereignty