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Supranational

Describing an organization that exists in multiple countries. While, theoretically, supranational could refer to multinational corporations, the term most often describes an international government or quasi-government organization. Examples include the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund. Supranational organizations often have a direct role in regulation. For example, an international treaty may set up certain standards for international trade. It is important to note, however, that enforcement of these provisions is left to individual, sovereign governments.
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On these premises, conceding admissibility to a supra-national court in the case of Mr.
e He even suggested that the eurozone could in years to come have its own supra-national finance ministry.
This book explores current research into the integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas at the levels of strategic and sectoral national policy-making, supra-national and sub-national regions, and local municipalities.
The Gulf-based Islamic bond market is poised for a revival as large corporate and supra-national issues come to market but it may be a fragile recovery with skittish investors fearful of any more bad news, market experts said.
The concept of region, in contrast to that of nation-state, is undetermined or fluid enough to embrace both sub-national and supra-national entities.
HRH also stressed the importance of global commons in the management of supra-national issues and the need to invest in the cogitosphere for the advancement of future.
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Laviosa maintains that the major transformations in the Mediterranean territories since the end of the cold war make these countries "a privileged site for a cultural inquiry focused on a national and supra-national (Euro and Mediterranean regions) perspective on women's issues" (xxvi).
The latter are presented as imposing their own supra-national legitimacy and agenda dissociated completely from the political sphere of the state and thus, (conveniently) circumscribing and directing the actions of the state itself.
In many cases the top staff are national experts and authorities pledged to take a supra-national view, at least for the duration of their tenure.
Kluwer Law International has also launched Kluwer Merger Check, a new online tool that allows users to identify jurisdictions in which a proposed transaction (merger, acquisition or full-function joint venture) is subject to a notification obligation under national or supra-national concentration control regimes.