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Caveat Emptor? Integrating the Schengen Acquis into the European Union Legal Order

Peers, Steve (1999) 'Caveat Emptor? Integrating the Schengen Acquis into the European Union Legal Order.' Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, 2. 87 - 123. ISSN 1528-8870

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Abstract

<jats:p> <jats:disp-quote> <jats:p>It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. Niccolò Machiavelli, <jats:italic>The Prince</jats:italic> </jats:p> </jats:disp-quote> </jats:p> <jats:p>It was born, with much rejoicing, at a party near a quiet Luxembourg village; it died, alone and unlamented, on a desk in a non-descript Brussels office. On May 1, 1999, the fourteen-year old Schengen legal order finally breathed its last; but nothing quite became its life as the ending of it. For it was immediately reincarnated, with much confusion, into a legal system born in Rome over forty years ago. Long a byword for obsessive secrecy, unaccountability and complexity, the Schengen legal system has with one stroke moved from the “black market” of European integration into the mainstream.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jake Newell
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13443

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