“Replacing the Westphalian system: Essay on the Identification of the EU as a democratic Union of democratic States”, Jaap Hoeksma (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)

Jaap Hoeksma argues that the EU is no longer an incomprehensible hybrid between a state and an international organisation. Instead, the 2007 Lisbon Treaty defines the EU as an international democracy without turning the Union into a State.

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