Category Archives: News and events

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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‘Towards a New Schuman Declaration’ – Confronting the future of Europe

On 9 May 1950, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Schuman presented what would become the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community – the Schuman Declaration. The Declaration laid down some important guidelines, but most importantly, it … Continue reading

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The new European Agenda on Migration – Solidarity shall not only be a slogan

Introduction The 13th of May the European Commission presented its new European Agenda on Migration as expected since April (see an earlier post on this Blog). The new agenda has been discussed by the MEP’s at the European Parliament Plenary … Continue reading

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The European Citizens’ Initiative – still suffering from childhood diseases after three years?

The most apparent way of making your voice heard in the EU is by voting in the European Parliament election. An alternative is launching a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). The ECI is a tool that since 2012 allows European citizens … Continue reading

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