Category Archives: News and events

The debate over CEU and ‘the overall situation in Hungary’ in April 2017

In a statement published on 26 of April 2017, the Commission concluded that the Hungarian Higher Education Law of 4 April may be incompatible with the fundamental internal market freedoms. Therefore, the Commission decided to take legal actions and sent … Continue reading

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The watchdog barks, but does it bite? – A renewed push on relocation and resettlement of refugees and migrants in the EU

Background This post is a follow up of the earlier posts on the Common European Asylum System published on this blog. It is based on a Statement from the Commission, published on 2 March 2017 concerning renewed efforts in implementing … Continue reading

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Brexit and the UK’s triggering of Article 50 TEU – What happens next?

In June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) decided to leave the European Union (EU) through a referendum initiated by former Prime Minister David Cameron. After the unexpected result of the referendum, he decided to resign and Theresa May became the … Continue reading

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Doubling the number of judges of the General Court – A breakthrough or blow for justice?

The General Court is facing an increasing workload, and questions on whether legal redress in the European Union (EU) can be guaranteed within a reasonable time have started to arise. On 3 December 2015 a Regulation (Regulation of the European … Continue reading

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The Brexit debate

This post reflects on an article posted by Osmi Anannya on 4 March 2016 (The Brexit Debate) that opens up for a discussion about the coming referendum and touches upon some of the advantages and disadvantages of potentially leaving the … Continue reading

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The Common Asylum System – a European Utopia?

Introduction Europe is facing the largest influx of asylum seekers since the creation of the European Union (EU). Thousands of migrants lose their lives when crossing the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe (see earlier posts). The large amount … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #26: The Commission replies to “Stop Vivisection” European Citizens’ Initiative

On 3 June, the Commission  replied to the “Stop Vivisection” European Citizens’ Initiative, and decided not to abrogate Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes as requested by the Initiative (see the Press Release). The decision … Continue reading

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