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Several states have tendered notices to EU ascension under the TEU since landmark 1998 single currency and TFEU mandates, for example. Case, controversy, referendums, "association agreements" have ensued and are decided.

No other EU-state but UK has ever tendered a notice of secession (A.50 TEU). By exercising its prerogative UK gov provides the first Opportunity for EU institutions to test the political integrity of the TEU, the legal instrument; keyword: union.

What are its Strengths?
What are its Weaknesses?
What are Threats? (read: challenges to supremacy of EU gov authorities that are internal and external origins, tangible and intangible matters)

Together with the ECJ the EU Council is deciding precedent, or model formula, for disposition of A.50 ahh "intentions" of contracting parties to the TEU. To the extent any future petition may be said peculiar, decision rules adopted in this case will establish procedural limits.

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by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 02:39:18 PM EST

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