The European Union is the only international organisation currently considered to be a supranational organisation. This is made possible by the so-called European Communities, one of the three pillars of the Union and the only one of a supranational character.  Decisions taken within their institutions, including those taken by majority, cannot be abrogated by Member States. In this way, the rules take precedence over national law and must be applied: they are binding in relation to their objectives, even if it is sometimes left to the Member States to decide on their implementation. Therefore, it is said that there is a transfer of sovereignty in the European Communities, which is the clearest feature of supranationality. Supranationality is particularly visible in the fact that the decisions of institutions do not have to be approved by States (unlike conventional international treaties). Supranationality is a political system in which some states cede part of their governmental powers (more or less, depending on the degree of supranationality) to international organizations involving more than one nation. One of the goals of supranational governments from the standpoint of neoliberal globalism is the internationalization of the economy, the implementation of supranational monetary systems, etc., although other goals can be achieved, such as the regulation of international transactions and the protection of human rights, the environment and other similar goals. Av. Mariscal Santa Cruz Esq. Calle Oruro, Edif. Centro de Comunicaciones La Paz.
Phone: (591) 2 – 2156600 Phone Fax: 2 – 2156620 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2020 Ministry of Public Works and Housing – All rights reserved. It is important to distinguish the term nation from the state, because the former has a more cultural and historical meaning, and the latter has to do with the governmental structures that a nation or group of nations may have. The other two pillars of the Union are organised intergovernmentally, i.e. the Member States have the final say: decisions must be taken unanimously.