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Kochenov and Pech on Monitoring and Enforcement of the Rule of Law in the EU: Rhetoric and Reality

Introduction The common fundamental values the European Union (EU, the Union) is built on are found in article 2 TEU, which include the rule of law. An increasing number of internal threats and/or breaches of the Union values, i.e. ‘rule … 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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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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The EU’s Policies on Alcohol and its Content

What does one beer really contain? This is a question related to the new EU rules on nutrition labelling for food and drinks. The EU rules so far only apply to food and non-alcoholic drinks, but the question whether the … Continue reading

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Animated videos explaining the new EU institutions

Animated video explaining the structure of the 2014-2019 European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as providing a comprehensive overview of all Vice-Presidents and Commissioners in 3 minutes: click here. Animated video explaining the composition of the 2014-2019 European Parliament as well as providing an overview … Continue reading

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