Manufacturing Discontent: Q and A on the legal issues of asylum-seekers crossing the Channel

FROM EU LAW ANALYSIS BLOG (ORGINAL PUBLISHED HERE) Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex**Supported by an ESRC Priority Brexit Grant on ‘Brexit and UK and EU Immigration Policy’. Cynical politicians, aided by an uncritical media, aim to manufacture a moral panic from a modest number of people crossing the Channel. Be that as it may, these… Continue reading Manufacturing Discontent: Q and A on the legal issues of asylum-seekers crossing the Channel

(From Verfassungsblog) Capturing Bulgaria’s Justice System: The Homestretch

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED HERE Author : Radosveta Vassileva (9 Jan 2019) On 18 December 2018, Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL) announced that it had sent a letter to the European Commission in which it raised concern about the lack of independence of the Bulgarian judiciary, naming inter alia the “recurrent pressures” faced by… Continue reading (From Verfassungsblog) Capturing Bulgaria’s Justice System: The Homestretch

Implementing EU law at national level: still a bumpy road…

The European Parliament Research Service has recently published a briefing  dealing with the Challenges in the implementation of EU Law at national level. The document authored by Melanie Smith, (Reader in Law, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University) is clear and updated on the basis also of the recent European Commission works in the… Continue reading Implementing EU law at national level: still a bumpy road…

Has the EU lost its compass towards an European Area of Freedom Security and Justice ?

                                           Transforming the European Union into an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Twenty years after Tampere and ten after Lisbon, the objective is still out of reach.  Rome, 28 January 2019, 9.30/12.30 – 14.00/17.30 Spazio Europa (managed by the European Parliament Office in Italy and the European Commission Representation in Italy) Via Quattro Novembre 149 (ground… Continue reading Has the EU lost its compass towards an European Area of Freedom Security and Justice ?

The European Commission’s Activation of Article 7: Better Late than Never?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS  by Dimitry Kochenov, Professor of EU Constitutional Law at the University of Groningen; Laurent Pech, Professor of European Law at Middlesex University London; and Kim Lane Scheppele, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University ‘The European Union is first and foremost a Union of values and of the rule… Continue reading The European Commission’s Activation of Article 7: Better Late than Never?

The EU and the Spanish Constitutional Crisis

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS  by Cecilia Rizcallah, (Research Fellow at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research affiliated both to Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and Université libre de Bruxelles) Background Spain is facing, since more than a month now, a constitutional crisis because of pro-independence claims in Catalonia. These claims resulted in the holding of… Continue reading The EU and the Spanish Constitutional Crisis

Refuge ou asile ? La situation de Carles Pbyuigdemont en Belgique au regard du droit de l’Union européenne

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON THE CDRE SITE by Henri Labayle, CDRE et Bruno Nascimbene, Université de Milan Quoique largement circonscrite à la Belgique, l’agitation médiatique provoquée par l’arrivée à Bruxelles de Carles Puigdemont et de certains de ses proches soulève d’intéressants points de droit quant à leur situation sur le territoire d’un autre Etat membre de l’Union. Attisée… Continue reading Refuge ou asile ? La situation de Carles Pbyuigdemont en Belgique au regard du droit de l’Union européenne

Worth Reading : the “Rule of Law Checklist”, of the Venice Commission adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

On October 11, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a list of six criteria, set out by the Venice Commission in 2016, to clarify the so far undefined notion of the rule of law. The pragmatic approach of the Venice Commission got round the problem of a formal definition of the notion… Continue reading Worth Reading : the “Rule of Law Checklist”, of the Venice Commission adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

La Catalogne et l’Union européenne : une question de légalité

ORIGINAL POSTED  ON 9 OCTOBRE 2017  ON GDR SITE  Henri Labayle Les querelles relatives à l’indépendance de la Catalogne ne sont pas indifférentes à l‘espace de liberté, de sécurité et de justice constitué par l’Union européenne. De l’appartenance de la Catalogne au Royaume d’Espagne dépend en effet son appartenance à cette Union européenne et donc son… Continue reading La Catalogne et l’Union européenne : une question de légalité

UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Professor Steve Peers The Prime Minister’s big speech in Florence has received the most attention in recent weeks, but it’s also worth looking at the UK government’s recent papers on its planned EU/UK close partnership after Brexit.  I’ll look here at the papers on two aspects of security –… Continue reading UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers