Article 49 [Accession to the Union]

(ex-Article 49 TEU)
  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
  • Stelio Mangiameli


Any European State which respects the values referred to in Article 2 and is committed to promoting them may apply to become a member of the Union. 4–14 The European Parliament and national Parliaments shall be notified of this application. The applicant State shall address its application to the Council, which shall act unanimously after consulting the Commission and after receiving the consent of the European Parliament, which shall act by a majority of its component members. The conditions of eligibility agreed upon by the European Council shall be taken into account. 15–27


European Council Legal Order Candidate Country Political Practice National Parliament 
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Table of Cases

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
    • 1
  • Stelio Mangiameli
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty for Economics, Law and Social ScienceUniversity of ErfurtErfurtGermany
  2. 2.National Research Council Institute for Regionalism, Federalism and Self-GovernmentRomeItaly

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