“The strength of the volume lies in the breadth of its coverage, the authoritative contributions it contains, and the fact that there is both sufficient historical and forward-looking analysis to ensure that it will retain value in any library collection long after the recent entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon.” – Rose M. D'Sa,
European Public Law, Volume 16 (2010) Issue 2
“The contributions combine to provide a thorough and thought-provoking overview of the Community's progress and evolutionary dynamic to date. The work constitutes essential reading for both scholars, practitioners and those generally fascinated with the historical features of the EU's constitutional arrangement and in the Community's inherent difficulties to advance a coherent and coordinated agenda.” – Marcin Roth,
Journal of Common Market Studies, Volume 48, Issue 1
“The best European Union lawyers manage to look good in a range of hat styles. The fine tailoring of doctrinal precision, the retro look with its clear sense of history, the cosmopolitan flair of mixing traditions, reasoning and ideas as well as a wide sourcing of legal materials. 50 Years of the European Treaties provides a very accessible catalogue of haute couture.
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The Cambridge Law Journal, Volume 69, Part 3