International Law and Community Treaty-Making Power

van Houtte, Hans | January 1, 1981

The European Community, in addition to its power within the Community, may negotiate and conclude agreements with states and other international organizations. In his article, Mr. van Houtte examines the Community’s utilization of its treaty-making powers under community law as well as under international law. He concludes that the Community will attain full international status when it utilizes its treaty-making power completely and assumes full and exclusive responsibility for it.