Article 50 [Voluntary Withdrawal from the Union]

  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
  • Stelio Mangiameli


Neither the EC Treaty nor the TEU contained an express provision allowing the MS the right to unilateral withdrawal . The reason for the absence of a relevant provision in an original EEC Treaty is not known, since the travaux préparatoires were not published. Three explanations were suggested.


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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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