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The European Commission can only propose legislation. As already touched upon in the question, roughly between 2010 and 2016, when terrorism was high on the agenda, many European countries individually established such legislation on their own as a part of law and order policies. As security is a matter of internal affairs, EU institutions historically have ...


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No, for two reasons. Firstly, Article I, Section 10(3) of the US Constitution prevents any US state from entering any international organisation without the permission of Congress: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, ...


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The only other example I know of is the situation in Cyprus. On accession to the EU in 2003, the northern part of the island was, and remains, de facto controlled by Northern Cyprus; a state created after the 1974 invasion by Turkey. As a consequence, in the treaty which set out the state's accession, the EU laid out how the issue would be handled. In ...


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