Bridging Clauses in European Constitutional Law

Legal Framework and Parliamentary Participation

  • Robert Böttner
  • Jan Grinc

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Law book series (BRIEFSLAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Robert Böttner, Jan Grinc
    Pages 1-16
  3. Robert Böttner, Jan Grinc
    Pages 17-36
  4. Robert Böttner, Jan Grinc
    Pages 37-54
  5. Robert Böttner, Jan Grinc
    Pages 55-90
  6. Robert Böttner, Jan Grinc
    Pages 91-96

About this book


The book focuses on the legal framework for the use of the bridging clauses of Article 48(7) TEU as well as on parliamentary participation in the process of activating these clauses. It also outlines national parliamentary participation in EU law in general and, specifically, in the procedures for the amendment of the Treaties. Further, it explores the substantial law of the general bridging clauses (scope of application, exceptions, legal effects) and explains in detail the special bridging clauses and similar provisions that are scattered throughout the Treaties. The study further deals in depth with procedural issues, including the procedural requirements in the provision itself, notably the important and most complex element: the participation of the national parliaments, both directly and indirectly through the (European) Council. To this end, the book includes an analysis of the safeguards and mandating systems that national legal orders have installed.


National parliaments Parliamentary participation European constitutional law European law European council European Parliament TEU

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Böttner
    • 1
  • Jan Grinc
    • 2
  1. 1.German University of Administrative SciencesSpeyerGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of LawCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73340-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73341-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-855X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8568
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