Supranationalism vs. Intergovernmentalism in the Actual Organization of EU


  • Virginia Zaharia Moldova State University
  • Veronica Pozneacova Moldova State University



supranationalism, intergovernmentalism, classical cooperation, the EU, institutional unification


In the modern doctrine of law are presented several views that refer to the legal personality of the EU. Some researchers consider that the future of the EU is dominated by some supranational tendencies represented by the deeper supranational integration of member-states within the Union and the diminishing of the importance of member-states governments in comparation with the actual situation. Other researchers note the tendency to increase the role of member-states in determining European policy in the most important areas. This scientists note the increase of intergovernmental tendencies in the EU. This article is a study dedicated to determining the legal personality of the EU as an international organization. This research paper highlights the trends that are present in the current construction of the EU. In this context, we have outlined the following objectives: to identify the legal nature of the EU; to determine the essence of supranationalism as a type of multinational political union; to analyse the concept of classical cooperation in the international organizations; to examine the difference and common aspects of this theories;  to determine the areas in which the EU has exclusive competence, shared competence with member states, support competence as well as some domains in which the EU coordinates the policy with the state-members. As a result of the research, we aimed to determine the supranational aspects and those of classical cooperation in this international organization. This research paper focuses on the relation between the supranational and intergovernmental tendencies in the actual construction of the EU by analyzing some development trends that would domain in the future development of this organization.

Author Biographies

Virginia Zaharia, Moldova State University

PhD., Moldova State University, Faculty of Law, Department of International and European Law, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Veronica Pozneacova, Moldova State University

2nd year student, Moldova State University, Faculty of Law, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova



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How to Cite

Zaharia, V., & Pozneacova, V. (2020). Supranationalism vs. Intergovernmentalism in the Actual Organization of EU. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty: Political Sciences & European Studies, 6(2), 47-61.

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