Ivo Šlosarčík
Author’s affiliation: Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

European Union and Boundary Stones: When State Borders Do Not Correspond to Effective Control of Territory

Jurisprudence 3/2023 Section: Articles Page: 1-9

Keywords: European Union – sovereignty – state borders – effective control of territory – international agreements – association – Ukraine – Israel – Morocco - Western Sahara – Cyprus – Germany – German Democratic Republic

Abstract: The article analyzes the European Union's approach to the territories of the Member States or associated states, whose legal regime is controversial due to the absence of de facto governmental control or due to conflicts with the rules of international law. Using case studies of Cyprus, Germany before 1990, Morocco, and Israel, the article maps case law of the Court of Justice of the EU concerning primarily the mobility of persons, the free movement of goods, and labelling of products.

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