Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

European Community Law

  • Klaus HeineEmail author
  • Anna Sting
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_562


European Community law has evolved over the last 60 years as a process of European economic integration. European law has developed alongside the stages of economic integration in a reciprocal process, with euro-area Member States being close to total economic integration. However, economic integration has not been unhalted – political and economic realities have forced the EU to adapt to current developments and negotiate treaty amendments but sometimes also to act outside the Treaty framework. Other influences, such as interest groups, have also shaped the dynamics of interest groups.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rotterdam Institute of Law and EconomicsErasmus School of Law, Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.International and European Union LawErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands