This timely book gives an overview of the main legal issues the EU faces in negotiating, concluding and implementing so-called ‘New Generation’ free trade agreements. Featuring contributions by international specialists on EU external action, this book demonstrates why these FTAs have become challenging for the EU, as well as analysing how the EU has dealt with its institutional constraints, and addresses contemporary debates and future challenges for EU institutions and Member States.
Contents: Foreword Lucia Serena Rossi Preface 1. Negotiating and implementing EU free trade agreements in an uncertain environment 1 Isabelle Bosse-Platière and Cécile Rapoport
PART I THE CONCLUSION OF EU FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS 2. The Opinion on the free trade agreement with Singapore and its aftermath: some personal reflections 23 Fernando Castillo de la Torre 3. Mixity in the EU’s post-Lisbon free trade agreements 39 Merijn Chamon 4. Autonomy and EU competences in the context of free trade and investment agreements 58 Eleftheria Neframi and Mauro Gatti 5. Like a bridge over troubled water: the 2/15 Opinion through the lens of EU loyalty 85 Federico Casolari 6. EU law and diplomacy regarding negotiations during Brexit and in the transition period: the case of UK/North America trade 104 Nanette Neuwahl vi The conclusion and implementation of EU free trade agreements 7. The role of national parliaments in the negotiation and conclusion of EU free trade agreements 125 Carlo Tovo 8. The European Parliament and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 143 Josiane Auvret-Finck 9. The role of the European Citizens’ Initiative in the negotiation and implementation of FTAs 159 Louis-Marie Chauvel
PART II THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EU FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS 10. The provisional application of the EU’s mixed trade and investment agreements 176 Andrei Suse and Jan Wouters 11. The joint committees established by free trade agreements and their impact on EU law 203 Emanuel Castellarin 12. Joint organs in EU free trade agreements as a threat to democracy 222 Wolfgang Weiß 13. The internationalization of the judicial control of EU free trade agreements: when better is the enemy of good 240 Jean Félix Delile 14. Settlement of disputes in new EU free trade agreements: ‘democratizing’ international adjudication? 255 Arnaud de Nanteuil 15. An international court system for a transformative Europe? 271 Giorgia Sangiuolo Index 289