Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pavone on the EU’s accession to the ECHR

With the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty the 27 EU member states took measures to unify the two separate regimes protecting human rights in Europe. Article 6 TEU provides that “the Union shall accede to the European Convention of Human … Continue reading

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An EU government with an EU President should be created, says German finance minister

On 16 May the German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that the European Commission should develop into an EU government and that the Union needs a EU president (article by Honor Mahony on EU Observer available here). He believes that … Continue reading

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Kastrati v. Migrationsverket (the Swedish Migration Board), Case C-620/10, Judgment of 3 May 2012

Mr Kastrati who is a Swedish citizen met Mrs Kastrati and her children in Kosovo in 2004. Mr Kastrati is not the father of Mrs Kastrati’s children. In September 2007, Mrs Kastrati and her children made an application for resident … Continue reading

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The EU and the fight against cyber threats

Cybercrimes and the threats of cyber warfare are a type of modern threat in front of which the member states of the Union are standing unprepared. The sophistication of cyber threats and their number, with an estimated of 1 million … Continue reading

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Georg Neidel v. Stadt Frankfurt am Main (Case C-337/10), Judgment of 3 May 2012

Georg Neidel worked with the public services of the Stadt Frankfurt am Main and had the status of a public servant. He began to work as a fireman in 1970 and later as chief fireman. In June 2007, Mr. Neidel … Continue reading

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Sundlisaeter Skinner’s new theory on Norwegian Euroscepticism

Norway rejected EU membership twice. The first election was held on 25 September 1972 with a 53.5 percent no-majority and the second on 28 November 1994, this time with a 52.2 percent no-majority. It is well-known that Euroscepticism is widespread … Continue reading

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UK-led initiative to weaken the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is one of the icons of democracy, liberty and respect for individuals in Europe. The issues of the Court’s jurisdiction are so important that it is a requirement for countries that want to … Continue reading

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