European Union

Introduction

Beyond the Westphalian Paradigm

In 2012, the European Union (EU) received the Nobel Peace Prize for its decades-long contribution to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe. When the first steps towards supranational cooperation were made in the aftermath of World War II, primarily targeted at preventing the rearmament of Germany, the Founding Fathers of the European integration could never have imagined this outcome in their wildest dreams. Over the years, the supranational cooperation would widen - from the original European Communities and deepen – from the originally almost purely economically inspired Communities to the current Union with a say in almost all areas of national competence. At the same time, problems with the Euro have plunged the EU in one of the biggest crises since its inception. This challenges lawmakers to tackle difficult questions about the continued existence of the Euro and the future direction of the European integration project. Promotion of peace is one the objective of the European integration project but also the well-being of the peoples, and the promotion of certain common values: respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. The EU also aims to offer European citizens an area of freedom, security and justice without internal frontiers, and an economically healthy and sustainable internal market. The EU also developed a common foreign and security policy. In its relations with the wider world, the EU proclaims to uphold and promote its values and interests and contribute to the protection of its citizens. The EU has an institutional framework at its disposal, which has the task to promote the EU ‘s values, advance the EU’s objectives, and serve the interests of the EU citizens and Member States, both within and outside Europe. The EU’s legislative organs are the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The executive organ is the European Council. The European Commission oversees the application of Union law by Member States, and the Court of Justice of the European Union, being the EU’s judicial organ, ensures that Member States correctly apply EU law.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on the European Union. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library's classification index code European Union in General and subject heading (keyword) European Union are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. The Eurozone crisis and the future of Europe
The Eurozone crisis and the future of Europe : the political economy of further integration and governance / edited by Daniel Daianu, Giorgio Basevi, Carlo D'Adda, and Rajeesh Kumar. - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XIII, 310 pages. : illustrations. ; 23 cm. - (International political economy series) Includes bibliographical references and an index. - 2014
Keywords: European Union, Economic conditions, Economic crisis, Monetary policy, Economic policy,

2. Der übergangene Pflichtteilserbe und sein Forum: Die ZPO und das IZPR in Deutschland, der Schweiz und der EU
Der übergangene Pflichtteilserbe und sein Forum: Die ZPO und das IZPR in Deutschland, der Schweiz und der EU / Karoline Eder. - Zürich : Schulthess Juristische Medien, 2015. - XXXIII, 113 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Impulse zur praxisorientierten Rechtswissenschaft ; 4) Includes bibliographical references. - 2015
Keywords: Switzerland, Germany, European Union, Succession, Regulation (EC) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession, Case-law, Jurisdiction, Forum shopping,

3. L'Union européenne et le droit international
L'Union européenne et le droit international = The European Union and International Law / ouvrage édité par Samantha Besson et Nicolas Levrat ; avec la collaboration de Pola Cebulak. - Genève : Schulthess Éditions Romandes ; Issy-les-Moulineaux : LGDJ, 2015. - 249 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Fondements du droit européen ; volume 8) Contributions in English and French. - Includes bibliographical references. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Community law and international law,

4. Europäisches Verkehrsrecht
Europäisches Verkehrsrecht : die Rechtspraxis sämtlicher Verkehrsträger / Prof. Dr. Roland Bieber, Prof. Dr. Francesco Maiani. - 1. Auflage. - Baden-Baden : Nomos-Verlagsgesellschaft ; Wien : Facultas Verlag ; Basel : Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, 2015. - 335 pages. ; 23 cm. - (PraxisEuroparecht) Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Common market, Transport, Competition, Cases, Community law,

5. Der Europäische Weg
Der Europäische Weg : Grundlagen der Europäischen Union / Frank Schorkopf. - 2., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage. - Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2015. - VI, 256 pages. ; 18 cm Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, European integration, Community law,

6. Das Kohärenzgebot im Entwicklungsrecht der Europäischen Union
Das Kohärenzgebot im Entwicklungsrecht der Europäischen Union / Lisa Müller. - 1. Auflage. - Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2015. - 496 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Schriften zur Europäischen Integration und Internationalen Wirtschaftsordnung ; Band 35) Originally thesis, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 2014. - Includes bibliographical references. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Development aid, International co-operation, Community law, Theses,

7. Privater Vollzug des Unionsrechts
Privater Vollzug des Unionsrechts : eine Untersuchung am Beispiel der Zertifizierungen durch akkreditierte benannte Stellen im europäischen Produktzulassungsrecht / Rose Freiin von Richthofen. - Frankfurt am Main : PL Academic Research, Peter Lang GmbH, 2015. - 192 pages. ; 21 cm. - (Europäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe 2, Rechtswissenschaft, ISSN 0531-7312 ; Band/Volume 5735) PL Academic Research is an imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. - Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 2014. - Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-192). - 2015
Keywords: Germany, European Union, Products, Certification, Private enforcement, Community law and municipal law, Theses,

8. Beihilfenrechtliche Bewertung der Stromnetzentgeltbefreiungen nach § 19 Abs. 2 StromNEV (a. F.) und der EEG-Umlagemechanismen im Lichte der jüngsten Eröffnungsbeschlüsse der Europäischen Kommission
Beihilfenrechtliche Bewertung der Stromnetzentgeltbefreiungen nach § 19 Abs. 2 StromNEV (a. F.) und der EEG-Umlagemechanismen im Lichte der jüngsten Eröffnungsbeschlüsse der Europäischen Kommission / Christian Koenig und Franziska Schramm. - Göttingen : V & R unipress ; [Bonn] : Bonn University Press. - Page 23-44 In: Europäische und internationale Aspekte der Energierechtsreformdebatte / Wolfgang Löwer (Hg.), ISBN 9783847103127: (2014), Page 23-44. - 2014
Keywords: Germany, European Union, European Commission, Electricity, Infrastructure, Energy, Energy policy, Community law and municipal law,

9. 50 Ans ... et puis?
50 Ans ... et puis? / Jacques Putzeys In: European Transport Law = Droit européen des transports = Europäisches Transportrechts = Diritto europeo dei trasporti = Derecho europeo de transportes = Europees vervoerrecht = ISSN 0014-3154: vol. 50, issue 4-5, page 451-470. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Convention on the Contrat for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (Geneva, 19 May 1956), Transport, Lex mercatoria, Community law, Unification of law, Community law and international law,

10. Sobre el impacto de la crisis de refugiados en la PCSD de la Unión Europea
Sobre el impacto de la crisis de refugiados en la PCSD de la Unión Europea : referencia a la contribución de España = Impact of the refugee crisis in the EU CSDP : referance to the Spanish contribution / Consuelo Ramón Chornet In: Anuario español de derecho internacional = ISSN 0212-0747: vol. 31, page 241-263. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Mediterranean Sea, Refugees,

11. Overview: Analytics of the Euro Area Crisis
Overview: Analytics of the Euro Area Crisis / Giorgio Basevi and Carlo D'Adda. - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan. - Page 9-22 In: The Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Europe / edited by Daniel Daianu, Giorgio Basevi, Carlo D'Adda, and Rajeesh Kumar, ISBN 9781137356741: (2014), Page 9-22. - 2014
Keywords: European Union, European Central Bank, Member states, Euro, Economic conditions, Economic crisis, Monetary policy,

12. The Euro Crisis and German Primacy
The Euro Crisis and German Primacy / Jonathan Story. - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan. - Page 109-225 In: The Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Europe / edited by Daniel Daianu, Giorgio Basevi, Carlo D'Adda, and Rajeesh Kumar, ISBN 9781137356741: (2014), Page 109-225. - 2014
Keywords: Germany, France, European Union, Relations, Euro, Economic crisis, Political co-operation,

13. The Long-term Implications of the Euro Crisis for European Integration: a Deeper Union or Fragmentation?
The Long-term Implications of the Euro Crisis for European Integration: a Deeper Union or Fragmentation? / Francesco Nicoli and Fabian Zuleeg. - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan. - Page 239-258 In: The Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Europe / edited by Daniel Daianu, Giorgio Basevi, Carlo D'Adda, and Rajeesh Kumar, ISBN 9781137356741: (2014), Page 239-258. - 2014
Keywords: European Union, European Economic and Monetary Union, Economic crisis, European integration,

14. The Euro Area: Repairing a Flawed Design and its Policy Arrangements
The Euro Area: Repairing a Flawed Design and its Policy Arrangements / Daniel Dăianu. - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan. - Page 259-278 In: The Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Europe / edited by Daniel Daianu, Giorgio Basevi, Carlo D'Adda, and Rajeesh Kumar, ISBN 9781137356741: (2014), Page 259-278. - 2014
Keywords: European Union, European Economic and Monetary Union, Monetary policy, Economic crisis, Governance, Reform,

15. De "mededeling aan het publiek" in de rechtspraak van het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie
De "mededeling aan het publiek" in de rechtspraak van het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie / Sari Depreeuw In: Intellectuele rechten = Droits intellectuels = ISSN 1379-3241: vol. 20, issue 4, page 305-329. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Rights relating to literary and artistic works, Broadcasting, Interpretation, Intellectual property, Community law,

16. Introduction: free movement between Membership and Partnership
Introduction: free movement between Membership and Partnership / Daniel Thym and Margarite Helena Zoeteweij-Turhan. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 1-10 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 1-10. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Association agreements, Free movement, Emigration and immigration, Citizenship,

17. Constituional Foundations of the Judgments on the EEC-Turkey Association Agreement
Constituional Foundations of the Judgments on the EEC-Turkey Association Agreement / Daniel Thym. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 13-38 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 13-38. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Association agreements, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Emigration and immigration, Case-law,

18. The Court of Justice and the Development of EEC-Turkey Association Law
The Court of Justice and the Development of EEC-Turkey Association Law / Kees Groenendijk. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 39-61 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 39-61. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Association agreements, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Emigration and immigration,

19. Pretending There is No Union: Non-derivative Quasi-Citizenship Rights of Third-country Nationals in the EU
Pretending There is No Union: Non-derivative Quasi-Citizenship Rights of Third-country Nationals in the EU / Dimitry Kochenov and Martijn van den Brink. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 65-100 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 65-100. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Third states, Citizenship, Emigration and immigration, Right of residence,

20. Context-related Interpretation of Association Agreements
Context-related Interpretation of Association Agreements : the Polydor Principle in a Comparative Perspective: EEA Law, Ankara Association Law and Market Access Agreements between Switzerland and the EU / Christa Tobler. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 101-126 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 101-126. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, Switzerland, European Economic Area, European Union, Association agreements, Interpretation, Acquis communautaire,

21. Rights of Third Country Nationals under the EEA Agreement
Rights of Third Country Nationals under the EEA Agreement / Christian Franklin. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 127-143 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 127-143. - 2015
Keywords: European Economic Area, European Union, Third states, Citizenship, Emigration and immigration,

22. Turkey on the Tightrope: from Readmission to Visa-Liberalization Agreement?
Turkey on the Tightrope: from Readmission to Visa-Liberalization Agreement? / Margarite Helena Zoeteweij-Turhan. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 147-168 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 147-168. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Illegal immigrants, Visa, Emigration and immigration,

23. Decision No 3/80 of the EEC-Turkey Association Council: Significance and Developments
Decision No 3/80 of the EEC-Turkey Association Council: Significance and Developments / Paul Minderhoud. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 169-185 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 169-185. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, The Netherlands, European Union, Association agreements, Social security,

24. The Stand Still Clauses in the EU-Turkey Association Agreement and their Impact upon Immigration law in the EU Member States
The Stand Still Clauses in the EU-Turkey Association Agreement and their Impact upon Immigration law in the EU Member States / Kay Hailbronner. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 186-201 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 186-201. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Association agreements, Emigration and immigration,

25. EU Migration Law and the EU/Turkey Association Agreement
EU Migration Law and the EU/Turkey Association Agreement / Steve Peers. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 202-222 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 202-222. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Association agreements, Emigration and immigration,

26. The Puzzle Posed by "Demir" for the Free Movement of Turkish Workers: a Step Forward, a Step Back, or Standstill?
The Puzzle Posed by "Demir" for the Free Movement of Turkish Workers: a Step Forward, a Step Back, or Standstill? / Narin Tezcan. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 223-247 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 223-247. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Association agreements, Free movement, Employees, Cases,

27. The Implications of the Visa Requirements for the EU-Turkey Customs Union: Free Movement of Products - Not the Producer
The Implications of the Visa Requirements for the EU-Turkey Customs Union: Free Movement of Products - Not the Producer / Ozan Turhan. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 248-276 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 248-276. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Association agreements, Visa, Customs union,

28. Conceptualizing an "Association Citizenship" for Children of Turkish Workers
Conceptualizing an "Association Citizenship" for Children of Turkish Workers / Julinda Beqiraj and Francesca Ippolito. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 277-295 In: Rights of Third-country Nationals under EU Association Agreements / edited by Daniel Thym, Margarite Zoeteweij-Turham, ISBN 9789004277892: (2015), Page 277-295. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Children, Foreign workers, Right to work and the right to social inclusion, Case-law,

29. "Hacia el Oeste"
"Hacia el Oeste" : la República Checa en su camino hacia la Unión Europea / Jaromir Soukup. - Medellín : Hombre Nuevo Editores. - Page 47-65 In: Juegos de Poder : Relaciones Internacionales en la Era Post Guerra Fría / José Manuel Serrano (ed.), ISBN 9789588783192: (2013), Page 47-65. - 2013
Keywords: Czech Republic, European Union, Accession,

30. The Doctrine of Implied Powers in EU and International Law
The Doctrine of Implied Powers in EU and International Law : Points of Convergence and Divergence / Lisa B. Louwerse. - Genève : Schulthess Éditions Romandes ; Issy-les-Moulineaux : LGDJ. - Page 67-90 In: L'Union européenne et le droit international = The European Union and International Law / ouvrage édité par Samantha Besson et Nicolas Levrat, ISBN 9783725585502: (2015), Page 67-90. - 2015
Keywords: United Nations, European Union, International Court of Justice, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Doctrines, Competence, Community law and international law, Fragmentation of international law,

31. La légalité des implications extraterritoriales du droit européen de l'environnement
La légalité des implications extraterritoriales du droit européen de l'environnement / Gaëtan Blaser. - Genève : Schulthess Éditions Romandes ; Issy-les-Moulineaux : LGDJ. - Page 127-149 In: L'Union européenne et le droit international = The European Union and International Law / ouvrage édité par Samantha Besson et Nicolas Levrat, ISBN 9783725585502: (2015), Page 127-149. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, European environmental law, Community law and international law, International competence, Renewable energy resources, Extraterritorial jurisdiction, Legality,

32. The Court of Justice of the European Union and the Interpretation of International Legal Norms
The Court of Justice of the European Union and the Interpretation of International Legal Norms : To Be or Not to Be a "Domestic" Court? / Odile Ammann. - Genève : Schulthess Éditions Romandes ; Issy-les-Moulineaux : LGDJ. - Page 153-178 In: L'Union européenne et le droit international = The European Union and International Law / ouvrage édité par Samantha Besson et Nicolas Levrat, ISBN 9783725585502: (2015), Page 153-178. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Community law and international law, Treaties, Customary international law, General Principles of law,

33. Des droits de la Charte correspondant aux droits de la CEDH?
Des droits de la Charte correspondant aux droits de la CEDH? : Quelques réflexions sur l'article 52 (3) de la Charte / Stéphanie U. Colella. - Genève : Schulthess Éditions Romandes ; Issy-les-Moulineaux : LGDJ. - Page 179-198 In: L'Union européenne et le droit international = The European Union and International Law / ouvrage édité par Samantha Besson et Nicolas Levrat, ISBN 9783725585502: (2015), Page 179-198. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome, 4 November 1950), Human rights, Court of Justice of the European Communities,

34. Creating Specific Binding Human Rights Standards at the EU Level
Creating Specific Binding Human Rights Standards at the EU Level : A Closer Look at Family Reunification / Magdalena Forowicz. - Genève : Schulthess Éditions Romandes ; Issy-les-Moulineaux : LGDJ. - Page 201-227 In: L'Union européenne et le droit international = The European Union and International Law / ouvrage édité par Samantha Besson et Nicolas Levrat, ISBN 9783725585502: (2015), Page 201-227. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Member states, Human rights, Norms, Family reunion, Community law and municipal law,

35. Organy ochrony informacji nejawnych w państwach Organizacji Traktatu Północnoatlantyckiego i Unii Europejskiej
Organy ochrony informacji nejawnych w państwach Organizacji Traktatu Północnoatlantyckiego i Unii Europejskiej / Stanisław Hoc. - Warszawa : Wydawnictwo Sejmowe In: Wpływ standardów międzynarodowych na rozwój demokracji i ochronę praw człowieka / redakcja naukowa Jerzy Jaskiernia, ISBN 9788376662435: vol. 2, page 640-647. - 2013
Keywords: European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Member states, National security, Information, Protection,

36. Children's Rights between European and International Law
Children's Rights between European and International Law : Potential of Conflict or Mutual Reinforcement? / Gaelle Mieli. - Genève : Schulthess Éditions Romandes ; Issy-les-Moulineaux : LGDJ. - Page 229-249 In: L'Union européenne et le droit international = The European Union and International Law / ouvrage édité par Samantha Besson et Nicolas Levrat, ISBN 9783725585502: (2015), Page 229-249. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Children's rights, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Community law and international law, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome, 4 November 1950), Convention on the Rights of the Child (New York, 20 November 1989),

37. Recente ontwikkelingen op het vlak van gezinshereniging van Belgen en Unieburgers
Recente ontwikkelingen op het vlak van gezinshereniging van Belgen en Unieburgers : a long and winding road? / Nathan Cambien. - Brugge : Die Keure. - Pagina 1-28 In: Ontwikkelingen inzake vrij verkeer, asiel, voogdij en nationaliteit / editor: D. Vanheule, ISBN 9789048620074: (2015), Pagina 1-28. - 2015
Keywords: Belgium, European Union, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Family reunion, Case-law,

38. Asielrecht in de kering
Asielrecht in de kering : de nieuwe Dublin-Verordening en de nieuwe Kwalificatierichtlijn / An Maes. - Brugge : Die Keure. - Pagina 81-132 In: Ontwikkelingen inzake vrij verkeer, asiel, voogdij en nationaliteit / editor: D. Vanheule, ISBN 9789048620074: (2015), Pagina 81-132. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Convention Determining the State Responsible for Examining Applications for Asylum Lodged in one of the Member States of the European Communities (Dublin, 15 June 1990), Asylum,

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1. The Eurozone crisis and the future of Europe
The Eurozone crisis and the future of Europe : the political economy of further integration and governance / edited by Daniel Daianu, Giorgio Basevi, Carlo D'Adda, and Rajeesh Kumar. - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XIII, 310 pages. : illustrations. ; 23 cm. - (International political economy series) Includes bibliographical references and an index. - 2014
Keywords: European Union, Economic conditions, Economic crisis, Monetary policy, Economic policy,

2. Der übergangene Pflichtteilserbe und sein Forum: Die ZPO und das IZPR in Deutschland, der Schweiz und der EU
Der übergangene Pflichtteilserbe und sein Forum: Die ZPO und das IZPR in Deutschland, der Schweiz und der EU / Karoline Eder. - Zürich : Schulthess Juristische Medien, 2015. - XXXIII, 113 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Impulse zur praxisorientierten Rechtswissenschaft ; 4) Includes bibliographical references. - 2015
Keywords: Switzerland, Germany, European Union, Succession, Regulation (EC) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession, Case-law, Jurisdiction, Forum shopping,

3. L'Union européenne et le droit international
L'Union européenne et le droit international = The European Union and International Law / ouvrage édité par Samantha Besson et Nicolas Levrat ; avec la collaboration de Pola Cebulak. - Genève : Schulthess Éditions Romandes ; Issy-les-Moulineaux : LGDJ, 2015. - 249 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Fondements du droit européen ; volume 8) Contributions in English and French. - Includes bibliographical references. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Community law and international law,

4. Europäisches Verkehrsrecht
Europäisches Verkehrsrecht : die Rechtspraxis sämtlicher Verkehrsträger / Prof. Dr. Roland Bieber, Prof. Dr. Francesco Maiani. - 1. Auflage. - Baden-Baden : Nomos-Verlagsgesellschaft ; Wien : Facultas Verlag ; Basel : Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, 2015. - 335 pages. ; 23 cm. - (PraxisEuroparecht) Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Common market, Transport, Competition, Cases, Community law,

5. Der Europäische Weg
Der Europäische Weg : Grundlagen der Europäischen Union / Frank Schorkopf. - 2., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage. - Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2015. - VI, 256 pages. ; 18 cm Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, European integration, Community law,

6. Das Kohärenzgebot im Entwicklungsrecht der Europäischen Union
Das Kohärenzgebot im Entwicklungsrecht der Europäischen Union / Lisa Müller. - 1. Auflage. - Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2015. - 496 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Schriften zur Europäischen Integration und Internationalen Wirtschaftsordnung ; Band 35) Originally thesis, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 2014. - Includes bibliographical references. - 2015
Keywords: European Union, Development aid, International co-operation, Community law, Theses,

7. Privater Vollzug des Unionsrechts
Privater Vollzug des Unionsrechts : eine Untersuchung am Beispiel der Zertifizierungen durch akkreditierte benannte Stellen im europäischen Produktzulassungsrecht / Rose Freiin von Richthofen. - Frankfurt am Main : PL Academic Research, Peter Lang GmbH, 2015. - 192 pages. ; 21 cm. - (Europäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe 2, Rechtswissenschaft, ISSN 0531-7312 ; Band/Volume 5735) PL Academic Research is an imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. - Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 2014. - Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-192). - 2015
Keywords: Germany, European Union, Products, Certification, Private enforcement, Community law and municipal law, Theses,

8. Beihilfenrechtliche Bewertung der Stromnetzentgeltbefreiungen nach § 19 Abs. 2 StromNEV (a. F.) und der EEG-Umlagemechanismen im Lichte der jüngsten Eröffnungsbeschlüsse der Europäischen Kommission
Beihilfenrechtliche Bewertung der Stromnetzentgeltbefreiungen nach § 19 Abs. 2 StromNEV (a. F.) und der EEG-Umlagemechanismen im Lichte der jüngsten Eröffnungsbeschlüsse der Europäischen Kommission / Christian Koenig und Franziska Schramm. - Göttingen : V & R unipress ; [Bonn] : Bonn University Press. - Page 23-44 In: Europäische und internationale Aspekte der Energierechtsreformdebatte / Wolfgang Löwer (Hg.), ISBN 9783847103127: (2014), Page 23-44. - 2014
Keywords: Germany, European Union, European Commission, Electricity, Infrastructure, Energy, Energy policy, Community law and municipal law,

9. 50 Ans ... et puis?
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15. De "mededeling aan het publiek" in de rechtspraak van het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie
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16. Introduction: free movement between Membership and Partnership
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17. Constituional Foundations of the Judgments on the EEC-Turkey Association Agreement
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Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Association agreements, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Emigration and immigration,

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22. Turkey on the Tightrope: from Readmission to Visa-Liberalization Agreement?
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Keywords: Turkey, European Union, Illegal immigrants, Visa, Emigration and immigration,

23. Decision No 3/80 of the EEC-Turkey Association Council: Significance and Developments
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25. EU Migration Law and the EU/Turkey Association Agreement
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34. Creating Specific Binding Human Rights Standards at the EU Level
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35. Organy ochrony informacji nejawnych w państwach Organizacji Traktatu Północnoatlantyckiego i Unii Europejskiej
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38. Asielrecht in de kering
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  • Lenaerts, K., Maselis, I., Gutman, K., EU Procedural law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

    Lenaerts, K., Maselis, I., Gutman, K., EU Procedural law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

    The European Union is unique amongst international organisations in that it has a highly developed and coherent system of judicial protection. The rights derived from Union law can be enforced in court, as opposed to other international organisations whereby enforceability is often far less certain. At the heart of the system of judicial protection in the European Union is the core principle of upholding the rule of law. As such, the stakes are high in the sense that the system of the judicial protection in the European Union must live up to its promise in which ndividuals, Member States and Union institutions are all guaranteed a route by which to enforce Union law rights. This book provides a rigorously structured analysis of the EU system of judicial protection and procedure before the Union courts. It examines the role and the competences of the Union courts and the types of actions that may be brought before them, such as the actions for infringement, annulment, and failure to act, as well as special forms of procedure, for example interim relief, appeals, and staff cases. In doing so, special attention is given to the fields of EU competition law and State aid. In addition it evaluates the relationship between the Court of Justice and the national courts through the preliminary ruling procedure and the interplay between EU law and the national procedural frameworks generally. Throughout, it takes account of significant institutional developments, including the relevant changes brought by the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and the amendments to the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice and the General Court.

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  • Jacob, M., Precedents and Case-based Reasoning in the European Court of Justice : Unfinished Business, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

    Jacob, M., Precedents and Case-based Reasoning in the European Court of Justice : unfinished Business, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

    Past cases are the European Court of Justice's most prominent tool in making and justifying the rulings and decisions which affect the everyday lives of more than half a billion people. Marc Jacob's detailed analysis of the use of precedents and case-based reasoning in the Court uses methods such as doctrinal scholarship, empirical research, institutional analysis, comparative law and legal theory in order to unravel and critique the how and why of the court's precedent technique. In doing so, he moves the wider debate beyond received 'common law' versus 'civil law' figments and 'Eurosceptic' versus 'Euromantic' battle lines, and also provides a useful blueprint for assessing and comparing the case law practices of other dispute resolution bodies.

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  • Hobolt, S.B., Tilley, J., Blaming Europe? : Responsibility without Accountability in the European Union, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

    Hobolt, S.B., Tilley, J., Blaming Europe? : Responsibility without Accountability in the European Union, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

    A key component of democratic accountability is that citizens understand 'who is to blame'. Nonetheless, little is known about how citizens attribute responsibility in the European Union or how those perceptions of responsibility matter. This book presents the first comprehensive account of how citizens assign blame to the EU, how politicians and the media attempt to shift blame and finally, how it matters for electoral democracy. Based on rich and unique data sources, Blaming Europe? sheds light on all three aspects of responsibility in the EU. First, it shows that while institutional differences between countries shape citizen judgements of EU responsibility, those judgements are also highly determined by pre-existing attitudes towards the EU. Second, it demonstrates that neither politicians nor the media assign much blame to the EU. Third, it establishes that regardless of whether voters are capable of accurately assigning responsibility, they are not able to hold their EU representatives to account via the ballot box in European elections due to the lack of an identifiable 'European government' to reward or punish. As a consequence, when citizens hold the EU responsible for poor performance, but are unable to sanction an EU incumbent, they lose trust in the EU as a whole instead. In conclusion, it argues that this 'accountability deficit' has significant implications for the future of the European Union.

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  • Peers, S., Harvey, T. Kenner, J. and A. Ward (eds), The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights : a Commentary, Oxford and Portland, Oregon, Hart Publishing, 2014.

    Peers, S., Harvey, T. Kenner, J. and A. Ward (eds), The Eu charter of fundamental rights : a commentary, Oxford and Portland, Oregon, Hart Publishing, 2014.

    The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union enshrines the key political, social and economic rights of EU citizens and residents in EU law. In its present form it was approved in 2000 by the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission. However its legal status remained uncertain until the entry into
    force of the Treaty of Lisbon in December 2009. The Charter obliges the EU to act and legislate consistently with the Charter, and enables the EU's courts to strike down EU legislation which contravenes it. The Charter applies to EU Member States when they are implementing EU law but does not extend the competences of the EU beyond the competences given to it in the treaties. This Commentary on the Charter, the first in English, written by experts from several EU Member States, provides an authoritative but succinct statement of how the Charter impacts upon EU, domestic and international law. Following the conventional article-by-article approach, each commentator offers an expert view of how each article is either already being interpreted in the courts, or is likely to be interpreted. Each commentary is referenced to the case law and is augmented with extensive references to further reading. Six cross-cutting introductory chapters explain the Charter's institutional anchorage, its relationship to the Fundamental Rights Agency, its interaction with other parts of international human rights law, the enforcement mechanisms, extraterritorial scope, and the all-important 'Explanations'.

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  • Dörr, O. (Hrsg.), Staatshaftung in Europa : nationales und Unionsrecht, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2014.

    Dörr, O. (Hrsg.), Staatshaftung in Europa : nationales und Unionsrecht, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2014.

    This reference work provides a systematic presentation of the liability systems in EU member states for the first time. Similarities and differences between EU states’ various legal systems are presented and also explained in terms of Union Law. In addition, approaches to establishing a uniform state liability law in the future are outlined. This work includes, on the one hand, more than twenty reports about the state liability systems in the individual member states; on the other hand, comprehensive specialized report explain the entire European context and present comparative conclusions on the individual specialized topics. Based on the synopsis of the state liability systems together with the current state of Union liability as developed in case law, the law on state liability in the EU is extensively analyzed and its capability to develop based on general legal principles is defined.

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Database

EUR-Lex provides free access to European Union law and other documents considered to be public. The collection  include  treaties, international agreements, legislation in force, preparatory acts, case-law and parliamentary questions.

The European e-Justice Portal implemented by the Commission in very close cooperation with EU countries, provides a wealth of information and links on laws and practices in all EU countries. The resources range from information on legal aid, judicial training, European small claims and videoconferencing to links to legal databases, online insolvency and land registers. It also includes user-friendly forms for various judicial proceedings, such as the European order for payment. The portal benefits citizens, businesses, lawyers and judges with cross-border legal questions and boosts mutual understanding of different legal systems by contributing to the creation of a single European area of justice.

Blogs

  • Dutch Referendum on the EU’s Association Agreement with Ukraine

    Today, Wednesday April 6th, citizens in the Netherlands can cast their votes in an unprecedented advisory referendum. The question put to a vote is whether the Dutch government should ratify the European Union’s Association Agreement with Ukraine or not. This blog provides some background of the EU’s Association Agreement with Ukraine and the lead up to today’s referendum.

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  • Launching a New Article 1 Treaty on European Union

    As the late Umberto Eco already suggested, a library is not merely a collection of books, but also forms an intellectual meeting place. In the past scholars used to meet each other at the lender’s desk or in the reading room. Thanks to the digital innovations of the last decades, the Peace Palace Library blogs have become a breeding place for innovative ideas in the field of International and European Law. Thousands of visitors of the PPL-website are using the opportunity to read the weekly blogs and to contribute to development of new approaches and, indeed, of paradigm shifts.

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  • From Common Market to Common Democracy

    Almost twenty five years after its foundation in 1992 the EU has established itself as a new polity in international law with an own and distinct model of governance. Contrary to the expectations of the signatories of the Maastricht Treaty the EU has neither become a state nor a free trade zone. The EU is not a State because sovereignty in the polity remains with the member States. According to the EU Court of Justice the EU is even ‘by its very nature precluded from being regarded as a State’.

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  • Enforcing the Rule of Law: The Case of Poland

    After the Law and Justice Party (PiS) took control over the presidency in May 2015 and won a clear majority in Poland’s last parliamentary elections in October 2015, the new conservative PiS government quickly expanded its control over the media and judiciary. They did so by introducing controversial amendments to laws, which were first passed through the Sejm: the Polish Parliament and then approved by the Senate and Poland’s new President Duda.

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  • ‘Trade Talks’

    On Thursday November 5th the Peace Palace Library, in cooperation with the Netherlands Society of International Affairs / Club Clingendael, organized ‘Trade Talks’. About 120 people attended the evening, hearing lectures and participating in discussions on international trade and the present negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA).

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  • Victory for Privacy in Europe again? ECJ 'torpedoes' Safe Harbor

    Last Tuesday, October 6, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has declared the Safe Harbour Decision invalid. Mr Schrems, a frequent Facebook-user, lodged a complaint with the Irish supervisory authority because in his view leaks from Edward J. Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency, made it clear that American intelligence agencies had almost unfettered access to the data, infringing on Europeans’ rights to privacy.

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  • Welcoming a New Model of Democracy

    Celebrating International Democracy Day on the 15th of September, the Peace Palace Library takes pleasure in announcing the emergence of a new model of democracy. Guest blogger Jaap Hoeksma continues his series of blogs about the European Union by submitting that the EU has overcome the deadlock in the debate about its future. He argues that, from a citizens’ point of view, the aim of the EU is neither to become a sovereign State of Europe nor to form a Europe of sovereign States, but rather to function as a European democracy.

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  • The EU Migration Crisis and Moral Obligations

    The European Union is currently coping with the world’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II. A record number of 107,500 migrants reached the EU’s borders last month.Large numbers of desparate migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa are trying to enter the European Union every day. Apart from this there are also many illegal immigrants who have entered the EU undetected. A conserable number of them have died during their attempt. According to a report of the UNHCR, around 2500 migrants who were trying to reach and enter the European Union have died or gone missing in the past year.

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  • Concretizing Transnational Democracy

    In his Models of Democracy, initially published in 2006, David Held submitted that in the 21st century democratic institutions must be developed at regional and global levels as a necessary complement to those at the level of the nation-state. A few years earlier Tony McGrew distinguished in his seminal essay on Transnational Democracy between four different accounts of transnational democracy rooted in the distinctive traditions of democratic thought, namely liberal-internationalism, radical democratic pluralism, cosmopolitanism and deliberative democracy. Whereas Held and McGrew discussed transnational democracy primarily as abstract concepts, Habermas suggested in 2014 that the European Union has to become a transnational democracy.

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  • Wine and... European Law?!

    At first glance wine and European Law don’t have to do much with each other. However, when one analyzes the relationship in depth, the legal aspects of wine have been (and still are) significantly important for the legal integration of the European Union and the creation of the common market. This blog focuses on these legal aspects in four judgments of the European Court of Justice and its predecessors.

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  • In Want of Democratic Legitimacy: Four Presidents searching for the Soul of Europe

    In the midst of the crisis concerning the place of Greece in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the European Union (EU), the European Council will discuss a report on better economic governance in the Euro Area. As the ‘analytical note’ has been drafted by the Presidents of the European Commission, the Council, the Euro Group and the ECB, the report is referred to in inner circles as the Four Presidents’ Report.

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  • The Data Retention Saga: Dutch Court Declared National Data Retention Law Invalid!

    On March 11, 2015, the district court of The Hague in the Netherlands declared the country’s 2009 Telecommunications Data Retention Act invalid. This decision was a foreseeable effect because of a previous judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the annulment of the European Directive on data retention on April 8, 2014. It seems now that European Member States are starting to face the consequences of that annulment. The cause of this is the fact that the European judgement did not automatically make national data retention legislation invalid. I will briefly discuss the case of the Dutch national data retention law.

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  • A Soul for Europe

    There is sincere doubt as to whether it will ever be possible to define the European Union. It depends on the perspective of the beholder, which she or he is likely to conclude about the nature of the Union. The present blogger tends to simultaneously agree and disagree with the authors. He concedes that the perspective from which one investigates the European Union, may determine to a large extent the conclusions which that person is likely to draw. The purpose of this blog is to describe the Union from various perspectives in a number of different ways.

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  • The Eurasian Economic Union as a Geopolitical and Economic Counterweight to the European Union: the Case of Armenia

    The Eurasian Economic Union is the next step in Eurasian economic integration. It will function as a common market with a customs union and has the aim of providing the free movement of goods, services, capital and workforce and conducting common policies in key economic sectors, such as energy and agriculture. The EEU was established in 2014 between Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia. A the treaty to enlarge the EEU by including Armenia was signed in October. In this blog we’ll discuss the main reasons for Armenia to join the EEU instead of choosing the path of closer cooperation with the European Union.

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  • The Identity of the European Union

    The question concerning the nature of the EU has been one of the most contested political and academic issues of the last fifty years. From the outset, the debate about European integration has been dominated by the dilemma as to whether the project should result in the emergence of a sovereign state of Europe or in the formation of a Europe of sovereign states. This line of thought leads to the suggestion that, anno 2014, the identity of the EU may be described with the following words: the EU is a Union of citizens and member states which functions as a common democracy.

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  • European Court of Justice Clarification of the Research and Private Study Exception to Copyright Infringement for Libraries

    On Thursday 11 September 2014, the European Court of Justice ruled on the meaning of the research and private study exception to copyright infringement for libraries, educational establishments, museums and archives. The Court decided that libraries are allowed to digitise books and make them available to the public at e-reading points within its vicinity, without the author’s permission. The judgment was issued in Case C-117/13, Technische Universität Darmstadt v Eugen Ulmer KG.

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  • Connecting Habermas with International Law

    The financial crisis has intensified the debate about the feasibility of the European Union as a new phenomenon in international law. In his essay ‘On Europe’s Constitution’, philosopher Jürgen Habermas underlines that he regards the EU as a step in the direction of a politically constituted world order. In an 2012 interview Habermas focuses on the conceptual challenges of the EU by asking the quintessential question: How should we imagine a for closer co-operation necessary, supranational association which complies with stringent demands of democratic legitimacy without assuming the shape of a state?

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  • ECJ Judgment: Private Copying Levy Cannot Include Copies Made from Unlawful Sources!

    The European Court of Justice has been pretty busy the past weeks. On Tuesday, April 8th 2014, the Court has declared the Data Retention Directive invalid from the date on which the directive entered into force. On Thursday, April 10th 2014, the Court has given its verdict on a complicated Dutch case involving the home-copying exception of European copyright legislation, and the associated use of copyright levies on blank media.

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  • The Origins of EU and EMU: Towards a Post-Westphalian Paradigm

    The theoretical hallmark of the European Union is its flexible approach to sovereignty. According to the Westphalian system of international relations which forms the prevailing paradigm in international law and lies at the heart of the organisation of the United Nations, sovereignty is one and indivisible. States are sovereign and without sovereignty there is no State. Guest blog by Jaap Hoeksma, Philosopher of Law, Director of Euroknow and Creator of the Boardgame Eurocracy.

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  • Exit Data Retention Directive: a Victory for Privacy in Europe!

    Last Tuesday, April 8, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has declared the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24/EC, 15 March 2006) invalid from the date on which the directive entered into force. In the view of the Court, the requirement in the Data Retention Directive for mobile operators and internet service providers to retain data interfered in a “particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data”.

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  • Europe: Backwards or Forwards?

    In an apocalyptic essay, written at the height of the euro-crisis in 2012, Joseph Weiler predicted that the European Union will turn on its member-states in a similar way as the Golem of Prague persecuted its creators in the 16th century. The author paves the way for this conclusion by attributing a dimension of ‘political messianism’ to the statements of the founding fathers, which turns the Schuman-declaration into a roadmap to ‘the Promised Land’. As messianic narratives are doomed to collapse, the European project is set to disappoint and alienate the populace as well. Consequently, the EU creates the conditions for its own destruction.

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  • Beyond the Westphalian Paradigm

    For decades, the process of European integration has been hampered by the predominance of the Westphalian system of international relations. According to this system, which owes its name to the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, the process of European integration had to result either in the creation of a federal European state or in the establishment of a confederal union of states. Founded in 1992, the EU defied the Westphalian paradigm from the outset.

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  • Ukraine, Moving East or West?

    Although Yanukovych has claimed many times to seek good ties with Russia and the EU simultaneously, it seems that by refusing to sign the Association Agreement (AA) and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU last November, the power balance is tipping towards Russia. As an alternative to further EU integration, Russia has been actively promoting Ukraine to join the Russian-led Customs Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan, which in the future could progress towards a further integrated Eurasian Union.

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  • Back to or Beyond Westphalia?

    The Italian banker and politician Padoa-Schioppa used to describe Great-Britain as the Venice of Europe. Drawing a comparison between the Italian unification in the 19th century and the present process of European integration, Padoa-Schioppa suggested that the UK is and will remain as reluctant to give up the pound in favour of euro as Venice has been to join the Italian lira. The implication of the comparison is, of course, that, however grudgingly, in the end the UK will accept the common European currency as well.

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  • The European Union as a Common Democracy

    As a young democracy the EU urgently needs to strengthen its legitimacy and accountability. The transition from a traditional union of nation states to a polity of citizens and member states requires a fundamental adjustment of governance structures. The primordial challenge for the coming decades is therefore to address the democratic deficit and to turn the EU into a living democracy.

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  • A Union of States and Citizens: The Emergence of a New Term in International Law

    On June 28th 2011 Peter Kooijmans participated in a conference about the place of the EU in international law, which was held in the Academy Hall of the Peace Palace under the auspices of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Carnegie Foundation. According to a blog on this website, one of the participants started the debate on the presumption that ‘the EU is a thing for which lawyers have no name’.

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  • Cameron and the Intricacies of the Westphalian System of International Relations

    In his long-awaited speech on Europe British Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the EU for its lack of democracy. PM Cameron is right insofar as the citizens of the EU can’t elect their own European government and miss the power to vote their leaders out of office. However, Cameron’s criticism would only be justified if the EU were to be considered as a sovereign state like the UK, France or Germany.

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  • The EU and the Nobel Peace Prize: Who will say thank you?

    European Council President Herman Van Rompuy or Jose-Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission or Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament? Together they will fly to Oslo on December 10 to represent the main institutions of the EU at the acceptance ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize 2012.

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  • The Novelty of the EU

    For decades, the debate about the future of the European Union has been dominated by the dilemma whether the EU was to become a federal state or should establish itself as a union of states. After the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, however, it may be suggested that the deadlock in the debate about the finalité politique has been broken. The gist of this blog is to argue that the Lisbon Treaty construes the EU as a democracy without turning the Union into a state. This conclusion can be underpinned as follows.

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  • Internet governance 2012: Who should control the Internet?

    In the last twenty years, the Internet has had a tremendous impact on society and the term “Internet governance” was introduced. At first it was mainly used to describe the technical management of the Internet such as domain names and internet protocols. Nowadays governance refers to questions like “Do we all accept our responsibilities to safeguard the continued development of the Internet as a global, open and safe virtual environment? and Who sets the rules? In this blog I will give a few highlights of the current developments of internet governance on an International and (as well as on) an European level.

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  • The EU as a democratic polity in international law

    On June 28, 2011 a conference was held about The European Union (hereafter EU) as a Polity in International Law at the Academy Hall of the Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands. The conference was held at the initiative of Mr. Jaap Hoeksma, Director of Euroknow. This initiative was supported by Dr P. H. Kooijmans, Prof Dr L-J Brinkhorst, Dr W.F. van Eekelen, Dr W.van Gerven and Dr Th. van Boven.

    The theme of the conference was the legal status of the European Union and its relationship with international law.From its inception, the main goal of the European Union and its integration in the legal as well as political systems of the Member states has been faced with conceptual problems regarding the final goal of the establishment of the European Union. The purpose of the conference was to discuss whether the Lisbon Treaty has overcome the problems by constructing the EU as a democratic polity without turning the Union into a state. If so, what are the consequences for the place of the EU as a polity in international law and for its role in international relations?

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  • European nuclear safety after the Japanese Fukushima disaster

    On Friday 11 March 2011, Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami, also known as the Tōhoku earthquake. Japan’s nuclear crisis that was caused by the earthquake and tsunami has so far evoked many questions and worries about the safety of nuclear energy just like the Chernobyl disaster evoked responses in the 1980s. It raises questions about the possible impact of nuclear energy industry on safety and health. Several European countries have discussed the use of nuclear energy and safety measures or have temporarily shut down nuclear reactors since the Japanese earthquake of 11 March 2011.

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  • International and European criminal measures on intellectual property rights

    On October 2, 2010, the 11th and final round of the negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was concluded successfully in Tokyo, Japan. The Government of Japan hosted the negotiations. Participants in the negotiations included Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU) – represented by the European Commission and the EU Presidency (Belgium) and the […]

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  • Roma Rights in the European Union.

    In July 2010, The French government decided to begin to expel Roma’s, mainly from Romania and Bulgaria, as many of them were living in France illegally. This decision caused much controversy within the Institutions of the EU. This blog will briefly discuss in what way EU institutions have responded to recent Roma issues and what can be done to improve the position of this marginalized community in Europe.

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  • EU Enlargement Strategy and Progress Reports 2009

    On 14 October 2009 the European Commission adopted its annual strategy document explaining its policy on EU enlargement. The document includes also a summary of the progress made over the last twelve months by each candidate and potential candidate: Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, […]

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  • The European Union’s ‘ContraFake’ policy

    Counterfeiting, which represents 5 to 7% of world trade, has implications on the competitiveness of EU companies, on jobs and on the health and security of EU citizens. László Kovác, European Commissioner in charge of Taxation and Customs Union, states his vision on the fight against counterfeiting as follows. ‘Customs have a vital role to […]

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