What powers and tasks does the Charter of Fundamental Rights establish for the European Union?
As clearly stated in the Art. 51: ‘This Charter does not establish any new power or task for the Community or the Union, or modify powers and tasks defined by the Treaties’ (point 2).
‘The provisions of this Charter are addressed to the institutions and bodies of the Union with due regard for the principle of subsidiarity and to the Member States only when they are implementing Union law. They shall therefore respect the rights, observe the principles and promote the application thereof in accordance with their respective powers’ (point 1).next