The Traditions of European Union Integration Law

eu imageThe continued economic crisis of 2008, increasing population, decreasing natural resources, and dominant powers of some nations, is contributing to world crisis. The debate pertinent to accelerating EU integration, diminishing acceptance of European Union (EU) citizens, substantially growing Euro-skepticism, and strong tendencies of re-nationalization are fueling the discussions in legal, political, and media alike. The last years can therefore, be characterized as turbulent as we continue to face complex challenges, leading to unemployment and other economic and political problems driven by societies in the Member States. The function of traditions is to maintain social stability. Although traditions seem stable, they change and renew from time to time depending on changing circumstances (Shils, 2009). Given the circumstances that directly and indirectly affect the EU -actors and laws, raises questions as to what extend the core principles, pillars, embodied institutional structure and legal framework are still profound and adapted enough to continue the traditions to meet their obligations.

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