Monthly Archives: August 2012

Reading suggestion #2: EU accession to the ECHR – negotiations relaunched

We have already discussed the issue of the EU’s accession to the ECHR on this blog with the review of a paper by Tommaso Pavone published in May. Now the topic is under the spotlight again. After several months of … Continue reading

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EU Enlargement: Croatia and the EU – recent developments

by Marijela Kokalović (short version)* The European integration is and has always been an economic and political process, open to all European countries that are willing and prepared to take on board the full body of EU law and sign … Continue reading

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Call #1: Traineeships in the European Parliament

The European Parliament offers several options for traineeships within its Secretariat, to provide opportunities for vocational training and for learning more about what the European Parliament is and does. The traineeships may be paid or unpaid and are of the … Continue reading

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A closer look at the office of the Advocate General through the lens of state liability case-law

by Amelie Edgren (short version)* According to article 252 TFEU, it shall be the obligation of the Advocate General to act with total objectivity and independence, to make, in open court, logical submissions on cases brought before the European Court … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #1 – Honor Mahony on EU Observer

The news website EU Observer has been often frequently cited on this blog. It is one of the leading websites on EU affairs. EU Observer hosts also a number of blogs authored by researchers and journalists, among which the one … Continue reading

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The role of the Advocate General and the development of direct effect

by Stina Haglund (short version)* The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) is assisted by eight Advocates General according to Article 252 of the TFEU, although the Council can by a unanimous decision rise the number of Advocates General. … Continue reading

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