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EU External Relations Law

Shared Competences and Shared Values in Agreements Between the EU and Its Eastern Neighbourhood

  • Stefan Lorenzmeier
  • Roman Petrov
  • Christoph Vedder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Evolution and Current Challenges of the External Action of the Union: From Shared Competences to Shared Values and the Special Case of Switzerland

  3. EU Cooperation with its Eastern Neighbourhood: Shared Values v. Closer/Remote Integration

  4. Current and Future Contractual Relations with Eurasian Economic Union and its Member States: Shared Values as a Pillar of Remote Integration

About this book


The book covers contributions from 18 authors from different countries and analyses the recent case law of the ECJ on the external competences of the European Union. It deals with the impact of EU values on its relations with the Eastern neighbouring countries. The first part focuses on the evolution and current challenges of the external actions of the European Union, while the second part presents the EU cooperation with its Eastern neighbourhood and Eurasia. The book addresses the Association Agreements with the countries of the Eastern Partnership with its Eastern neighbourhood and Eurasia, the enhanced Partnership Agreements in the Eastern neighbourhood and post-Soviet area, and the current and future contractual relations with Eurasian Economic Union and its member states.


EU External Relations EU common values International Agreements between the EU and third countries European Neighborhood Policy Eastern Partnership

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Lorenzmeier
    • 1
  • Roman Petrov
    • 2
  • Christoph Vedder
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of LawNational University of Kyiv-Mohyla AcademyKyivUkraine
  3. 3.Faculty of LawUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany

About the editors

Dr. Stefan Lorenzmeier, LL.M. in EC Law (Leiden), is a senior researcher at the University of Augsburg, Germany. His research and teaching focus on EU law, public international law, EU external relations law and water law. He provides consultancy to parliaments and media. He is the author and co-editor of Europarecht, 5th ed., 2016; Völkerrecht, 3rd ed., 2016; Europarecht in Fällen, 7th ed., 2020; Recht und Realität, 2017; Contemporary Issues of Human Rights Protection, 2018; and Zeit und internationales Recht, 2019.

Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov is Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. He has conducted research as Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) and has been awarded visiting fellowships at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), University of Oxford (UK), Ghent University (Belgium), Augsburg University (Germany) and Uppsala University (Sweden). His research focuses on EU law, EU external relations law, approximation and harmonisation of legislation in the EU and legal aspects of regional integration in the post-Soviet area. He provides consultancy to the Parliament, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov is co-editor of R. Petrov, P. Van Elsuwege (ed.), Post-Soviet Constitutions and Challenges of Regional Integration: Adapting to European and Eurasian Integration Projects, 2017, and R. Petrov, P. Van Elsuwege (ed.), Legislative Approximation and Application of EU Law in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union: Towards a Common Regulatory Space?, 2014, and author of R. Petrov, Exporting the acquis communautaire through EU External Agreements, 2011.  

Prof. em. Dr. jur. Christoph Vedder is former chair for constitutional law, public international law and European law as well as sports law at the University of Augsburg, Germany. He is also former dean of the Law School and member of the University Board. He taught at various universities in Germany and abroad, such as Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, USA; Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany; Foreign Trade University in Hanoi, Vietnam; and University of Stavanger, Norway. His research and writing centres on EU Law in general – with a special emphasis on EU foreign relations, relationship between German law and Union law, constitutional requirements for EU membership, intra-federation relations, international dispute settlement and arbitration, and international sports law. He is co-editor of Vedder/Heintschel von Heinegg (ed.), Europäisches Unionsrecht: EUV, AEUV, GRCh, EAGV, Kommentar, 2nd ed., 2018; Arnesen/Fredriksen/Graver/Mestad/Vedder (ed.), Agreement on the European Economic Area: A Commentary, 2018; and Hummer/Vedder/Lorenzmeier (ed.), Europarecht in Fällen, 7th ed., 2020.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title EU External Relations Law
  • Book Subtitle Shared Competences and Shared Values in Agreements Between the EU and Its Eastern Neighbourhood
  • Editors Stefan Lorenzmeier
    Roman Petrov
    Christoph Vedder
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-62858-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-62861-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-62859-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Law, general
    European Law
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