Union européenne

Introduction

Beyond the Westphalian Paradigm

Vingt-sept États européens ont créé entre eux une Union européenne (UE) à laquelle ils ont confié certaines compétences pour atteindre des objectifs communs. Ces objectifs comprennent la promotion de la paix, le bien-être des peuples, et la promotion de certaines valeurs communes : le respect de la dignité humaine, la liberté, la démocratie, l'égalité, l'État de droit et le respect des droits de l'homme, y compris les droits des personnes appartenant à une minorité.  L'UE a aussi pour but d'offrir à ses citoyens une zone de liberté, de sécurité et de justice sans frontières intérieures, et un marché intérieur économiquement sain et durable. L'Union a mis en place une Union économique et monétaire dont la devise est l'euro. L'Union a également développé une politique étrangère et de sécurité commune. Dans ses relations avec le reste du monde, l'Union proclame et promeut ses intérêts et contribue à la protection de ses citoyens. L'Union dispose d'un cadre institutionnel qui a pour tâche de promouvoir les valeurs de l'UE, de réaliser ses objectifs, et de servir les intérêts des citoyens de l'UE et des États membres, à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur de l'Europe. Les organes législatifs de l'UE sont le Parlement européen et le Conseil de l'Union européenne. La Commission est son organe exécutif.  La Commission veille à l'application du droit de l'Union par les États membres, et la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne, en tant qu'organe judiciaire de l'UE, veille à ce que les États membres appliquent correctement le droit de l'UE. La Banque centrale européenne veille au maintien de la valeur de l'euro et veille à la stabilité des prix dans la zone euro.

Le présent guide de recherche se veut un point de départ pour mener des recherches sur l'Union européenne. Il fournit les textes juridiques de base disponibles à la Bibliothèque du Palais de la Paix, qu'il s'agisse de documents imprimés ou de documents sous format électronique. La section intitulée "Bibliographie sélective" présente une sélection de manuels, d'articles importants, de bibliographies, de publications périodiques, de publications en série et de documents pertinents. Des liens permettent de rejoindre le catalogue PPL. Le code de classification de la bibliothèque 53a1. Union européenne généralités et le mot-matière (mots-clefs) Union Européenne permettent d'effectuer des recherches dans le catalogue. Une attention particulière est prêtée à nos inscriptions aux bases de données, revues électroniques, livres électroniques et autres ressources électroniques. Enfin, le présent guide de recherche contient des liens vers des sites Internet pertinents et d'autres ressources en ligne présentant un intérêt particulier.

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1. Regulating risks in the European Union
Regulating risks in the European Union : the co-production of expert and executive power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2017. - XXV, 266 pages. : illustrations. ; 25 cm "This book is the result of a workshop held at the premises of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam on 15 May 2015". - (Acknowledgements). - Bibliography: page 241-257. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Executive power, Risk assessment, Health law, Environmental law,

2. The transformation of Europe
The transformation of Europe : twenty-five years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind. - Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017. - VII, 373 pages. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references and anindex. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

3. New European General Data Protection Regulation
New European General Data Protection Regulation : a practitioner's guide : ensuring compliant corporate practice / edited by Dr. Daniel Rücker (LL.M.), Tobias Kugler. - First edition. - Baden-Baden : Nomos ; München : C.H. Beck ; Portland, OR : Hart, 2018. - XXVIII, 291 pages. ; 25 cm Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Personal data, Data protection, Privacy, Companies, Community law,

4. Die Spürbarkeit im europäischen Kartellrecht
Die Spürbarkeit im europäischen Kartellrecht / Marcus W.A. Sonnberger. - Wien : Verlag Österreich, 2017. - XIII, 428 pages. ; 24 cm. - (Juristische Schriftenreihe, ISSN 2307-8545 ; Band 262) Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral) - Universität Salzburg, 2016. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2017
Keywords: Austria, European Union, Cartels and monopolies, Competition, Theses,

5. Unione politica e valore sociale della cittadinanza europea
Unione politica e valore sociale della cittadinanza europea / Luigi Moccia In: La cittadinanza europea = ISSN 2039-2788: vol. 14, issue 1, page 59-73. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Citizenship, Social policy,

6. La giurisprudenza della Corte di giustizia dell'Unione europea sulla dimensione sociale della cittadinanza europea al tempo della crisi economica
La giurisprudenza della Corte di giustizia dell'Unione europea sulla dimensione sociale della cittadinanza europea al tempo della crisi economica / Alessandro Nato In: La cittadinanza europea = ISSN 2039-2788: vol. 14, issue 1, page 93-120. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Union, Citizenship,

7. Il diritto alla salute dei cittadini europei e degli immigrati extracomunitari nell'ordinamento svizzero
Il diritto alla salute dei cittadini europei e degli immigrati extracomunitari nell'ordinamento svizzero / Salvatore Bonfiglio In: La cittadinanza europea = ISSN 2039-2788: vol. 14, issue 1, page 121-135. - 2017
Keywords: Switzerland, European Union, Health, Emigration and immigration, Human rights, Citizenship,

8. Does the Will of the Parties Supersede the Sovereignty of the State?
Does the Will of the Parties Supersede the Sovereignty of the State? : Anti-Suit Injunctions in the UK Post-Brexit / David Ndolo, Margaret Liu In: Arbitration = ISSN 0003-7877: vol. 83, issue 3, page 254-266. - 2017
Keywords: Great Britain, Court of Justice of the European Union, European Union, Brexit, National courts, Injunctions, Case-law,

9. The European Commission in Arbitral Proceedings Dealing with the EU Competition Law
The European Commission in Arbitral Proceedings Dealing with the EU Competition Law : A "Friend" or an "Unwelcome Guest"? / Katarzyna Sadrak In: Arbitration = ISSN 0003-7877: vol. 83, issue 3, page 267-270. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European Commission, Third parties, Amicus curiae, Transparency, Competition, Arbitration,

10. Konvergenz der Grundfreiheiten durch das Marktzugangskriterium?
Konvergenz der Grundfreiheiten durch das Marktzugangskriterium? / Johannes Holst In: Europarecht = ISSN 0531-2485: vol. 52, issue 5, page 633-638. - 2017
Keywords: Court of Justice of the European Union, Human rights, Market access,

11. Regulating Risks in the European Union: the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power
Regulating Risks in the European Union: the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 1-15 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 1-15. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Risks, Expertise, Executive power,

12. Constitutions of Modernity: Science, Risk and Governable Subjects
Constitutions of Modernity: Science, Risk and Governable Subjects / Sheila Jasanoff. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 19-36 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 19-36. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Risks, Governance, Harmonisation,

13. Expert Executive Power, Administrative Constitutionalism and Co-Production: why they matter
Expert Executive Power, Administrative Constitutionalism and Co-Production: why they matter / Elizabeth Fisher. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 37-56 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 37-56. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Executive power, Constitutionalism, Expertise,

14. Recombinant Regulation: EU Executive Power and Expertise in Responding to Synthetic Biology
Recombinant Regulation: EU Executive Power and Expertise in Responding to Synthetic Biology / Elen Stokes. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 59-79 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 59-79. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Executive power, Expertise, Natural science,

15. Defining the Invisible: between Soft Norms and Hard Realities in the European Regulation of Nanotechnologies
Defining the Invisible: between Soft Norms and Hard Realities in the European Regulation of Nanotechnologies / Tanja Ehnert. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 81-99 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 81-99. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Nanotechnology, Regulation,

16. Mixing EU Security and Public Health Expertise in the Health Threats Decision
Mixing EU Security and Public Health Expertise in the Health Threats Decision / Anniek de Ruijter. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 101-119 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 101-119. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Health, Diseases,

17. Constituting Public Health Surveillance in Twenty-First Century Europe
Constituting Public Health Surveillance in Twenty-First Century Europe / Scott L Greer. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 121-141 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 121-141. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Health, Medical services,

18. Behavioural Expertise and Regulatory Power in Europe
Behavioural Expertise and Regulatory Power in Europe / Holger Strassheim. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 143-163 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 143-163. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Science, Public policy,

19. Expertise as Justification: the Contested Legitimation of the EU "Risk Administration"
Expertise as Justification: the Contested Legitimation of the EU "Risk Administration" / Maria Weimer and Gaia Pisani. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 167-192 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 167-192. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Risks, European administrative law, Genetically modified organisms,

20. Accountability and Co-production beyond Courts: the Role of the European Ombudsman
Accountability and Co-production beyond Courts: the Role of the European Ombudsman / Maria Lee. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Page 217-239 In: Regulating Risks in the European Union : the Co-Production of Expert and Executive Power / edited by Maria Weimer and Anniek de Ruijter, ISBN 9781849468794: (2017), Page 217-239. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European Ombudsman, Accountability, Governance,

21. Citizenship and Citizenships ad omnes includendos: A Human Rights Approach
Citizenship and Citizenships ad omnes includendos: A Human Rights Approach / Antonio Papisca In: La cittadinanza europea = ISSN 2039-2788: vol. 14, issue 2, page 5-26. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Citizenship, Human rights,

22. Legal Comparison and European law: or the paradigm shift from a territorial to a spatial viewpoint, in the prospect of an open and cohesive society based on European Citizenship as model of plural and inclusive citizenship
Legal Comparison and European law: or the paradigm shift from a territorial to a spatial viewpoint, in the prospect of an open and cohesive society based on European Citizenship as model of plural and inclusive citizenship / Luigi Moccia In: La cittadinanza europea = ISSN 2039-2788: vol. 14, issue 2, page 27-39. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Citizenship,

23. Civil Society Organisations in the EU
Civil Society Organisations in the EU : Human Rights discourse through the European Women's Lobby / Paola Degani, Marco Mascia In: La cittadinanza europea = ISSN 2039-2788: vol. 14, issue 2, page 41-68. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Citizenship, Civil society, Women, Lobby,

24. Cittadinanza europea e popolo federale europeo: una rivoluzione concettuale
Cittadinanza europea e popolo federale europeo: una rivoluzione concettuale / Raffaella Cinquanta In: La cittadinanza europea = ISSN 2039-2788: vol. 14, issue 2, page 89-108. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Citizenship,

25. Reddito minimo garantito e cittadinanza sociale europea
Reddito minimo garantito e cittadinanza sociale europea / Walter Nocito In: La cittadinanza europea = ISSN 2039-2788: vol. 14, issue 2, page 109-136. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Citizenship, Social policy,

26. Protecting the Rule of Law as a Fundamental Value of the EU – The Article 7 Procedure and Beyond
Protecting the Rule of Law as a Fundamental Value of the EU – The Article 7 Procedure and Beyond / Ágoston Mohay, Ádám Lukonits In: Osteuropa Recht = ISSN 0030-6444: vol. 63, issue 4, page 401-412. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Rule of law,

27. Renegade in the Club – Hungary’s Resistance to EU Efforts in the Asylum Field
Renegade in the Club – Hungary’s Resistance to EU Efforts in the Asylum Field / Boldizsár Nagy In: Osteuropa Recht = ISSN 0030-6444: vol. 63, issue 4, page 413-427. - 2017
Keywords: Hungary, European Union, Refugees, Asylum, Right of asylum, Solidarity,

28. Poland within the EU – Dealing with the Populist Agenda
Poland within the EU – Dealing with the Populist Agenda / Agnieszka Bień-Kacała In: Osteuropa Recht = ISSN 0030-6444: vol. 63, issue 4, page 428-443. - 2017
Keywords: Poland, European Union, Populism, Constitutionalism, Rule of law,

29. Escape into Private Law as a Means to Avoid Applying EU Law – How Luxembourg is Trying to Save Puszcza Białowieska against Warsaw
Escape into Private Law as a Means to Avoid Applying EU Law – How Luxembourg is Trying to Save Puszcza Białowieska against Warsaw / Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska In: Osteuropa Recht = ISSN 0030-6444: vol. 63, issue 4, page 444-461. - 2017
Keywords: Poland, Court of Justice of the European Union, National courts, Forests, Nature reserve, Timber, European environmental law, Community law and national law,

30. Vorgaben des EU-Binnenmarktrechts für Massnahmen zur Förderung erneuerbarer Energie und die Schweiz
Vorgaben des EU-Binnenmarktrechts für Massnahmen zur Förderung erneuerbarer Energie und die Schweiz / Benedikt Pirker In: Swiss Review of International and European Law = Schweizerische Zeitschrift für internationales und europäisches Recht = Revue suisse de droit international et européen = ISSN 1019-0406: vol. 27, issue 4, page 489-512. - 2017
Keywords: Switzerland, European Union, Court of Justice of the European Union, Energy, Renewable energy resources, Cases,

31. Derechos Sociales Fundamentales en la Unión Europea
Derechos Sociales Fundamentales en la Unión Europea = Fundamental social rights in the European Union / Ana Isabel Pérez Campos In: Revista de derecho migratorio y extranjería = ISSN 1695-3509: (2017), issue 46 (sep-dec), page 21-44. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Social rights, Equality,

32. Legal immigration and work permit in EU: Blue Card and single application procedure as a model for successful harmonization
Legal immigration and work permit in EU: Blue Card and single application procedure as a model for successful harmonization / Antonio Quirós Fons In: Revista de derecho migratorio y extranjería = ISSN 1695-3509: (2017), issue 46 (sep-dec), page 45-72. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Employment, Foreign workers, Emigration and immigration, Family reunion, Immigration law,

33. Lectura contemporánea del régimen de frontera en Europa: un coste inhumano
Lectura contemporánea del régimen de frontera en Europa: un coste inhumano = A contemporary reading of the border regime in Europe: An contemporary reading of the border regime in Europe: An Inhuman cost / Iker Barbero González In: Revista de derecho migratorio y extranjería = ISSN 1695-3509: (2017), issue 46 (sep-dec), page 121-144. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Borders, European neighbourhood policy, Emigration and immigration, Immigration law,

34. Purely Internal Situations and the Limits of EU Law: A Consolidated Case Law or a Notion to Be Abandoned
Purely Internal Situations and the Limits of EU Law: A Consolidated Case Law or a Notion to Be Abandoned / San Iglesias Sánchez In: European Constitutional Law Review = ISSN 1574-0196: vol. 14, issue 1, page 7-36. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Union, Case-law, European constitutional law,

35. The size and structure of the European Commission: legal issues surrounding project teams and a (future) reduced College
The size and structure of the European Commission: legal issues surrounding project teams and a (future) reduced College / Robert Böttner In: European Constitutional Law Review = ISSN 1574-0196: vol. 14, issue 1, page 37-61. - 2018
Keywords: European Commission, European Union, Institutions and organs, Institutional law, European constitutional law,

36. Fundamental Rights as a New Frame: Displacing the Acquis
Fundamental Rights as a New Frame: Displacing the Acquis / Sophie Robin-Olivier In: European Constitutional Law Review = ISSN 1574-0196: vol. 14, issue 1, page 96-113. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Social rights, European constitutional law,

37. How the Court of Justice changed its management and approach towards the social acquis?
How the Court of Justice changed its management and approach towards the social acquis? / A.C.L. Davies In: European Constitutional Law Review = ISSN 1574-0196: vol. 14, issue 1, page 154-171. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Union, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Social rights, Labour law, Case-law,

38. Freedom to Conduct a Business and EU Labour Law
Freedom to Conduct a Business and EU Labour Law / Stefano Giubboni In: European Constitutional Law Review = ISSN 1574-0196: vol. 14, issue 1, page 172-190. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Union, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Employees, Establishment, Free movement, Labour law, Case-law,

39. The Transformation of Europe
The Transformation of Europe / J.H.H. Weiler. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 1-99 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 1-99. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

40. Introduction: the Transformation of Europe Twenty-five Years After
Introduction: the Transformation of Europe Twenty-five Years After / Miguel Poiares Maduro and Marlene Wind. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 100-110 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 100-110. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

41. The Transformation of Europe Revisted: Civilising Interstatal Relations
The Transformation of Europe Revisted: Civilising Interstatal Relations / Gráinne De Búrca. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 111-119 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 111-119. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

42. Disequilibrium and Disconnect: on Weiler's (Still Robust) Theory of European Transformation
Disequilibrium and Disconnect: on Weiler's (Still Robust) Theory of European Transformation / Peter L. Lindseth. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 120-134 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 120-134. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

43. Joseph Weiler and the Experience of Law
Joseph Weiler and the Experience of Law / Julio Baquero Cruz. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 135-148 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 135-148. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

44. The Transformation of Europe in US Legal Academia and Its Legacy in the Field of Private Law
The Transformation of Europe in US Legal Academia and Its Legacy in the Field of Private Law / Daniela Caruso. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 149-161 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 149-161. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration, European private law,

45. A European Half-life?
A European Half-life? : a Retrospective on Joseph Weiler's "The Transformation of Europe" / Neil Walker. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 162-175 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 162-175. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

46. On the Past and the Future of The Transformation of Europe: Law, Governance, Rights, and Politics in the EU Evolution
On the Past and the Future of The Transformation of Europe: Law, Governance, Rights, and Politics in the EU Evolution / Gianluigi Palombella. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 176-192 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 176-192. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

47. Assessing "The Transformation of Europe"
Assessing "The Transformation of Europe" : a View from Political Science / R. Daniel Kelemen and Alec Stone Sweet. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 193-205 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 193-205. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration, Political science,

48. The Lisbon Treaty as a Response to Transformation's Democratic Skepticism
The Lisbon Treaty as a Response to Transformation's Democratic Skepticism / Armin von Bogdandy. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 206-218 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 206-218. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration, Democracy, Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community (Lisbon, 13 December 2007),

49. Joseph Weiler, Eric Stein, and the Transformation of Constitutional Law
Joseph Weiler, Eric Stein, and the Transformation of Constitutional Law / Daniel Halberstam. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 219-233 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 219-233. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration, European constitutional law,

50. Perils of Unity, Promise of Union
Perils of Unity, Promise of Union / Kalypso Nicolaïdis. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 234-248 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 234-248. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

51. Unity and Community: a Tale of Two Monsters and One Unanswered Questin
Unity and Community: a Tale of Two Monsters and One Unanswered Questin / Alexander Somek. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 249-261 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 249-261. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

52. How Transformative is the European Project?
How Transformative is the European Project? / Türküler Isiksel. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 262-273 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 262-273. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

53. The Transformation of Europe: Loyalty Lost, Democracy Lost?
The Transformation of Europe: Loyalty Lost, Democracy Lost? / Franz C. Mayer. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 274-288 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 274-288. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration, Democracy,

54. The Transformation of Private Law
The Transformation of Private Law / Hans W. Micklitz. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 289-302 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 289-302. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration, Private law,

55. The Transformation of Europe and of Selective Exit Twenty-five Years After
The Transformation of Europe and of Selective Exit Twenty-five Years After / Marlene Wind. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 303-316 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 303-316. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

56. Europe Transformed
Europe Transformed : Exit, Voice ... and Loyalty? / Miguel Poiare Maduro. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 317-332 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 317-332. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

57. The Transformation of Europe Revisited: the Things that Do Not Transform
The Transformation of Europe Revisited: the Things that Do Not Transform / J.H.H. Weiler. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 333-351 In: The Transformation of Europe : Twenty-five Years on / edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Marlene Wind, ISBN 9781107157941: (2017), Pages 333-351. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European integration,

58. Handbook for European Union election observation
Handbook for European Union election observation. - Third edition. - Luxembourg : Publication Office of the European Union, 2016. - 1 online resource (223 pages). : colour illustrations Manuscript finished in September 2015. - 2016
Keywords: European Union, Third states, Elections, Observers,

59. Measuring Human Rights Impacts of Trade Agreements—Ideas for Improving the Methodology: Comparing the European Union’s Sustainability Impact Assessment Practice and Methodology with Human Rights Impact Assessment Methodology
Measuring Human Rights Impacts of Trade Agreements—Ideas for Improving the Methodology: Comparing the European Union’s Sustainability Impact Assessment Practice and Methodology with Human Rights Impact Assessment Methodology / Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi In: Journal of Human Rights Practice = ISSN 1757-9627: vol. 9, issue 3, page 481–503. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Developing countries, International trade, Human rights, Sustainable development,

60. ‘Lost in Translation’: Assessment of the (Non)-Implementation of the Trafficking Directive from a Gender Perspective in Spain
‘Lost in Translation’: Assessment of the (Non)-Implementation of the Trafficking Directive from a Gender Perspective in Spain / Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana, Viviana Waisman In: Journal of Human Rights Practice = ISSN 1757-9627: vol. 9, issue 3, page 504–525. - 2017
Keywords: Spain, European Union, Obligations of the state, Human trafficking, Victims, Gender, Community law and national law, Human rights,

61. The Integration of Energy and Environment under the Paradigm of Sustainability threatened by the Hurdles of the Internal Energy Market
The Integration of Energy and Environment under the Paradigm of Sustainability threatened by the Hurdles of the Internal Energy Market / María Dolores Sánchez Galera In: European Energy and Environmental Law Review = ISSN 1879-3886: vol. 26, issue 1, page 13–25. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Environmental policy, Energy policy, European environmental law, Sustainable development,

62. Waste Prevention and Technologies in the Context of the EU Waste Framework Directive: Lost in Translation?
Waste Prevention and Technologies in the Context of the EU Waste Framework Directive: Lost in Translation? / J. Malinauskaite, H. Jouhara, N. Spencer In: European Energy and Environmental Law Review = ISSN 1879-3886: vol. 26, issue 3, page 66–80. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Waste, Prevention, Community law,

63. Review and Adjustment Under the UN-ECE Transboundary Air Pollution Treaty Regimes and the Implementing EU Legislation
Review and Adjustment Under the UN-ECE Transboundary Air Pollution Treaty Regimes and the Implementing EU Legislation / Elena Fasoli In: European Energy and Environmental Law Review = ISSN 1879-3886: vol. 26, issue 5, page 130–137. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, European Commission, Transboundary air pollution, Emissions, Energy, Community law,

64. Risks of Expanding the Geographical Scope of EU Energy Law
Risks of Expanding the Geographical Scope of EU Energy Law / Kim Talus, Moritz Wüstenberg In: European Energy and Environmental Law Review = ISSN 1879-3886: vol. 26, issue 5, page 138–147. - 2017
Keywords: Third states, European Union, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982), World Trade Organization, Pipelines, Gas, Energy,

65. Power to the Energy Consumers
Power to the Energy Consumers / S. Lavrijssen In: European Energy and Environmental Law Review = ISSN 1879-3886: vol. 26, issue 6, page 172–187. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Energy, Consumers, Protection, Innovation,

66. Critical Success Factors in Transboundary Water Management: a US-EU Comparison
Critical Success Factors in Transboundary Water Management: a US-EU Comparison / Cathy Suykens In: European Energy and Environmental Law Review = ISSN 1879-3886: vol. 27, issue 1, page 2–14. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, United States of America, International watercourses, Water management, Comparative law,

67. Large-scale Water-related Innovative Renewable Energy Projects and the Habitats and Birds Directives: Legal Issues and Solutions
Large-scale Water-related Innovative Renewable Energy Projects and the Habitats and Birds Directives: Legal Issues and Solutions / Sander van Hees In: European Energy and Environmental Law Review = ISSN 1879-3886: vol. 27, issue 1, page 15–36. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Habitats, Birds, Renewable energy resources, Water, Environmental protection,

68. Constitutional Empathy and Judicial Dialogue in the European Union
Constitutional Empathy and Judicial Dialogue in the European Union / Luis Arroyo Jiménez In: European Public Law = ISSN 1875-8207: vol. 24, issue 1, page 57–72. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Constitutional law, Pluralism, Judicial dialogue, Human rights, Community law and national law,

69. Search Engines and Press Archives Between Memory and Oblivion
Search Engines and Press Archives Between Memory and Oblivion / Irini Katsirea In: European Public Law = ISSN 1875-8207: vol. 24, issue 1, page 125–146. - 2018
Keywords: Data protection, Privacy, Freedom of expression, Information and communication technology, Right to be forgotten, Rehabilitation, European Union,

70. Food Fraud: Protecting European Consumers Through Effective Deterrence
Food Fraud: Protecting European Consumers Through Effective Deterrence / Brian Jack In: European Public Law = ISSN 1875-8207: vol. 24, issue 1, page 147–168. - 2018
Keywords: Consumers, Protection, Food safety, Fraud, Labeling, Monitoring, European Judicial Cooperation Unit, Europol,

71. Editorial: A Court that Dare Not Speak its Name: Human Rights at the Court of Justice; Vital Statistics; Time for Change: With Thanks to Guy Fiti Sinclair; In this Issue
Editorial: A Court that Dare Not Speak its Name: Human Rights at the Court of Justice; Vital Statistics; Time for Change: With Thanks to Guy Fiti Sinclair; In this Issue / Daniel Sarmiento (JHHW) In: European Journal of International Law = ISSN 1464-3596: vol. 29, issue 1, page 1-7. - 2018
Keywords: Court of Justice of the European Union, Human rights, Case-law,

72. Auditing Standards and the Accountability of the European Court of Auditors (ECA)
Auditing Standards and the Accountability of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) / Brenninkmeijer, Alex, Moonen, Gaston, Debets, Raphael, Hock, Branislav In: Utrecht Law Review = ISSN 1871-515X: vol. 14, issue 1, page 1-17. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Accounting, Accountability, Standards, Governance, Court of auditors of the European Communities,

73. A (Effective) Remedies for a Violation of the Right to Counsel during Criminal Proceedings in the European Union: An Empirical Study
A (Effective) Remedies for a Violation of the Right to Counsel during Criminal Proceedings in the European Union: An Empirical Study / Soo, Anneli In: Utrecht Law Review = ISSN 1871-515X: vol. 14, issue 1, page 18-60. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Criminal procedure, European criminal law, Legal aid, Legal remedies,

74. La respuesta de la Unión Europea a las amenazas a la paz y seguridad internacional en el Sahel: una evaluación a partir de las operaciones de gestión de crisis desplegadas en la región
La respuesta de la Unión Europea a las amenazas a la paz y seguridad internacional en el Sahel: una evaluación a partir de las operaciones de gestión de crisis desplegadas en la región / Laura García Martín In: Revista electrónica de estudios internacionales = ISSN 1697-5197: (2017), issue 34 (dec), page 1-24. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Sahel, Regional security, Conflict management,

75. Un código de derechos para los nacionales de terceros estados residentes legales en la UE
Un código de derechos para los nacionales de terceros estados residentes legales en la UE : Un avance en derecho antidiscriminatorio / Mercedes Moya Escudero In: Revista electrónica de estudios internacionales = ISSN 1697-5197: (2017), issue 34 (dec), page 1-27. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Immigration law, Citizenship, Residence, Nationality, Equality,

76. La guardia europea de fronteras y costas: ¿Un avance respecto a Frontex? Una valoración provisional
La guardia europea de fronteras y costas: ¿Un avance respecto a Frontex? Una valoración provisional / Carolina Soler García In: Revista electrónica de estudios internacionales = ISSN 1697-5197: (2017), issue 34 (dec), page 1-44. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Frontex, Borders, Justice and home affairs, Migration,

77. EU promotion of deep democracy in Egypt after the Arab spring: A missed opportunity?
EU promotion of deep democracy in Egypt after the Arab spring: A missed opportunity? / Felipe Gómez Isa In: Revista electrónica de estudios internacionales = ISSN 1697-5197: (2017), issue 33 (jun), page 1-31. - 2017
Keywords: Egypt, European Union, Arab Spring, European neighbourhood policy, Democracy, Human rights,

78. El futuro del arbitraje de inversión en los acuerdos internacionales celebrados por la Unión Europea
El futuro del arbitraje de inversión en los acuerdos internacionales celebrados por la Unión Europea / Francisco Pascual Vives In: Revista electrónica de estudios internacionales = ISSN 1697-5197: (2017), issue 33 (jun), page 1-35. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Free trade agreements, Foreign direct investment, Investment arbitration, Civil society, Brexit,

79. La agenda europea de migración: Últimos desarrollos
La agenda europea de migración: Últimos desarrollos / Francisco de Asís Peña Díaz In: Revista electrónica de estudios internacionales = ISSN 1697-5197: (2017), issue 33 (jun), page 1-38. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Emigration and immigration, Refugees, Asylum, Illegal immigrants, Borders,

80. Bolkestein revisited in the era of the sharing economy
Bolkestein revisited in the era of the sharing economy / Yolanda Martínez Mata In: Revista electrónica de estudios internacionales = ISSN 1697-5197: (2017), issue 33 (jun), page 1-19. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Economy, Services, E-commerce, European Single Market,

81. European Union trade mark round-up 2017
European Union trade mark round-up 2017 / Arnaud Folliard-Monguiral, David Rogers In: Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice = ISSN 1747-1540: vol. 13, issue 5, page 357–376. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Court of Justice of the European Union, Trademarks, Case-law,

82. The EU Trade Secrets Directive: all change for trade secret protection in Europe?
The EU Trade Secrets Directive: all change for trade secret protection in Europe? / Rembert Niebel, Lorenzo de Martinis, Birgit Clark In: Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice = ISSN 1747-1540: vol. 13, issue 6, page 445–457. - 2018
Keywords: European Union, Community law, Business confidentiality, Protection,

Choix de bibliothécaire

  • Vries, C.E. de, Euroscepticism and the future of European integration, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018.

    Vries, C.E. de, Euroscepticism and the future of European integration, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018.

    This book examines the role of public opinion in the European integration process. It develops a novel theory of public opinion that stresses the deep interconnectedness between people's views about European and national politics, and suggests that public opinion cannot simply be characterized as either Eurosceptic or not, but rather consists of different types. This is important because these types coincide with fundamentally different views about the way the EU should be reformed and which policy priorities should be pursued. These types also have very different consequences for behaviour in elections and referenda. Euroscepticism is such a diverse phenomenon because the Eurozone crisis has exacerbated the structural imbalances within the EU.

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  • Hillman, J.A. and Horlick, G., (eds.), Legal aspects of Brexit: implications of the United Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union, Washington, DC, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law, 2017.

    Hillman, J.A. and Horlick, G., (eds.), Legal aspects of Brexit: implications of the United Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union, Washington, DC, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law, 2017.

    In Legal Aspects of Brexit, Georgetown Law professors Jennifer Hillman and Gary Horlick present an overview of many of the legal issues raised by the United Kingdom's (UK's) decision to withdraw from membership in the EU, with a particular focus on international trade issues. (...) Each paper explores what EU law, if any, would remain in place in a post-Brexit UK and what the UK can or should do to fill any holes created in their legal framework, along with an analysis of any new or different obligations placed on the EU or its institutions in a post-Brexit world. The book also contains an extensive roadmap to the many sources of information and analysis about Brexit and its implications for the UK, the EU and the rest of the world.

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  • Barnard, C. and Peers, S. (eds.), European Union Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2017.

    Barnard, C. and Peers, S. (eds.), European Union Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2017.
    • Unique multi-contributor textbook, draws together leading experts in the field to provide an introduction to the key principles and perspectives of EU law
    • Written and edited by an experienced team of academics, teachers and practitioners from across Europe
    • A consistently engaging writing style and clear structure ensures every chapter is accessible for students with no prior knowledge of EU law, while still dealing with complex issues and debates to support further study and assessment preparation
    • Critical case studies are included throughout the book, illustrating how EU law functions in practice and presenting a distillation of the key cases to help prepare students for exams and further study
    • Broad coverage ensures the text is suitable for all undergraduate EU law courses, including comprehensive coverage of institutional EU law and the four freedoms as well as chapters on more specialised areas such as competition law, EU criminal law, and health law.
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  • Kochenov, D., EU Citizenship and Federalism: the Role of Rights, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

    Kochenov, D., EU Citizenship and Federalism: the Role of Rights, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

    Kochenov's definitive collection examines the under-utilised potential of EU citizenship, proposing and defending its position as a systemic element of EU law endowed with foundational importance. Leading experts in EU constitutional law scrutinise the internal dynamics in the triad of EU citizenship, citizenship rights and the resulting vertical delimitation of powers in Europe, analysing the far-reaching constitutional implications. Linking the constitutional question of federalism and citizenship, the volume establishes an innovative new framework where these rights become agents and rationales of European integration and legal change, located beyond the context of the internal market and free movement. It maps the role of citizenship in this shifting landscape, outlining key options for a Europe of the future.

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  • Weatherill, S., Law and Values in the European Union, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.

    Weatherill, S., Law and Values in the European Union, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.

    How does the EU function, and why does it function in this fashion? Why do States in Europe choose to co-operate, and how does the EU enable this co-operation? An authoritative introduction to the study of EU law, setting the EU's unique legal framework in the political and economic contexts of integration. The author explains complex legal arguments surrounding the integration of the EU in a clear, concise fashion for the newcomer to EU law.

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  • Prete, L., Infringement Proceedings in EU Law, Alphen aan den Rijn, Wolters Kluwer, 2017.

    Prete, L., Infringement Proceedings in EU Law, Alphen aan den Rijn, Wolters Kluwer, 2017.

    Infringement Proceedings in EU Law is a comprehensive and detailed full-length work in English on infringement proceedings under Articles 258-260 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). Infringement proceedings constitute a significant proportion of proceedings before the CJEU and play a key role in the development of EU law. Their immediate purpose is to obtain a declaration that a Member State has, by its conduct, failed to fulfil an obligation under the EU Treaties. The questions confronted in this book are whether infringement proceedings, as they stand, constitute an appropriate means of ensuring observance by Member States’ authorities of the EU acquis and, if not, what changes are needed to secure that end now and in coming years.

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  • Fletcher, M., E. Herlin-Karnell & C. Matera, The European Union as an area of freedom, security and justice, London : New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

    Europe’s area of freedom, security and justice is of increasing importance in contemporary EU law and legislation. It is worthy of special research attention because of its high-stakes content (particularly from an individual and a state perspective) and because its development to date has tangentially thrown up some of the most important and contentious constitutional questions in EU law.

    As the AFSJ becomes more and more intertwined with ‘mainstream’ EU law, this edited collection provides a timely analysis of the merger between the two. Showcasing a selection of work from key thinkers in this field, the book is organised around the major AFSJ themes of crime, security, border control, civil law cooperation and important ‘meta’ issues of governance and constitutional law. It also analyses the major constitutional and governance challenges such as variable geometry, institutional dynamics, and interface with rights around data protection/secrecy/spying. In the concluding section of the book the editors consider the extent to which the different facets of the AFSJ can be construed in a coherent and systematic manner within the EU legal system, as well as identifying potential future research agendas.

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  • Guild, E., BREXIT and its Consequences for UK and EU Citizenship or Monstrous Citizenship, Leiden, Brill Nijhoff, 2017.

    This book examines the result of the 23 June 2016 UK referendum on leaving the EU where 51.9% of the eligible voters who voted chose to leave. Politicians and media have stressed not only that leave means leave, but also that much of the British voting public was motivated to vote leave by issues of immigration and border control. Guild investigates how the issue of EU citizenship became transformed into a discussion about immigration through four themes: the negotiations between the UK and the EU before the referendum; the nature of and difference between British and EU citizenship; the issue of third country national family members and the fears incited by the referendum in light of the rejection of expertise.

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  • Peers, S., EU Justice and Home Affairs Law, Oxford EU Law Library, Oxford, fourth edition, 2016.

    EU Justice and Home Affairs Law  examines in detail the EU legislation and case law on the issues of criminal law and procedure, policing and security, and civil cooperation in these areas, discussing the impact and ongoing development of EU law in these complex and controversial fields. The new edition particularly covers new EU legislation, case law, and operational developments since 2010 on: fair trials legislation; the Schengen Information System; the European Arrest Warrant; the European Investigation Order; the rights of victims of crime; and data protection. The book includes comprehensive coverage of the institutional framework and related human rights aspects, in addition to the connections with other areas of EU law. It concludes with a summary of EU civil law rules, and is updated to cover new legislation on civil jurisdiction, insolvency, small claims, and cross-border family issues.

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  • Mitsilegas, V., M. Bergström and T. Konstadinides (eds.), Research Handbook on EU Criminal Law, Cheltenham; Northampton, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.

    EU criminal law is one of the fastest evolving, but also challenging, policy areas and fields of law. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and advanced analysis of EU criminal law as a structurally and constitutionally unique policy area and field of research. With contributions from leading experts, focusing on their respective fields of research, the book is preoccupied with defining cross-border or ‘Euro-crimes’, while allowing Member States to sanction criminal behaviour through mutual cooperation. It contains a web of institutions, agencies, and external liaisons, which ensure the protection of EU citizens from serious crime, while protecting the fundamental rights of suspects and criminals.

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  • Łazowski, A. & S. Blockmans, Research handbook on EU Institutional Law, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2016.

    Research Handbook on EU Institutional Law offers a critical look into the European Union: its legal foundations, competences and institutions. It provides an analysis of the EU legal system, its application at the national level and the prevalent role of the Court of Justice. Throughout the course of the Handbook the expert contributors discuss whether the European Union is well equipped for the 21st century and the numerous crises it has to handle. They revisit the call for an EU reform made in the Laeken Conclusions in 2001 to verify if its objectives have been achieved by the Treaty of Lisbon and in daily practice of the EU institutions. The book also delves into the concept of a Europe of different speeds, which - according to some - is inevitable in the EU comprising 28 Member States. Overall, the assessment of the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty is positive, even if there are plenty of suggestions for further reforms to re-fit the EU for purpose.

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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

  • European Democracy and #EURoad2Sibiu

    If the Commission Juncker is to deserve a place in history, it may well be because of its efforts to democratize the EU. At the start of its term in 2014, the Commission Juncker included ‘democratic change’ in its ten policy priorities and towards the end of its time in office it has submitted a Roadmap for a more united, stronger and more democratic Union. The roadmap must lead to a meeting of the European Council in 2019 in the Romanian city of Sibiu and citizens are invited to participate in the debate via #EURoad2Sibiu.

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  • Bees at Risk: Near-total Ban of Neonicotinoids Backed by ECJ

    On Thursday 17 May 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union backed a near-total ban of three pesticides, also called neonicotinoids (clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid), because of their scientifically proven serious harmful effect on the health of both wild bees and honey bees. Neonicotinoids are part of a class of insecticides that damage the central nervous system of insects that result in paralysis and death.

    Bayer and Syngenta, the manufacturers of these three types of insecticides went to the Court in 2013 to stop the ban of these chemicals. But the Court dismissed “in their entirety the actions brought by Bayer and Syngenta in relation to the neonicotinoids clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid.”

    After an extensive updated assessment which was based on more than 1,500 studies, involving wild bees (bumblebees, solitary bees) and honeybees, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that these three insecticides are harmful for bees. These pesticides can no longer be used in the open field but their use is still allowed inside permanent greenhouses.

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  • May We Have Your Consent?

    On May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. One of the major areas of change, is that companies will need the customer’s consent for having their personal data and sending emails about newsletters. The GDPR requires that consent should be “freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous”. The Peace Palace Library like to be in accordance with the GDPR. We are keen to continue informing you and inviting you to our lectures and events in the future, but require your permission to do so. You will receive an email for your consent. Without your permission the Peace Palace Library will not be able to send you any emails with latest news, events of lectures. So if you like us to continue informing you about our services, new titles, our latest news, lectures and events, please give us your consent!

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  • EU and Mexico Reach New Agreement on Trade

    Saturday, 21 April 2018, the European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on a new free trade deal. “With this agreement, Mexico joins Canada, Japan and Singapore in the growing list of partners willing to work with the EU in defending open, fair and rules-based trade,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The EU and Mexico wanted to update a trade deal agreed 21 years ago that largely covers industrial goods. The European Union and Mexico agreed in 2015 to modernize their trade relations and held two rounds of talks last year. The election of U.S. President Donald Trump has reinforced Mexico’s need to reduce its reliance on the U.S. imports and exports.

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  • Revolutionary Breakthrough in EU Research

    The debate about the future of Europe has been deadlocked ever since the start of the process of European integration in the midst of the 20th century. According to one school of thought the process had to result in the emergence of a federal State of Europe, while another theory held that the participating states should aspire to form a Europe of Nation States or a Europe des Patries. Both theories underlined that there were no other options available. The present blog aims to demonstrate that both theories are outdated and have to be replaced.

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  • European Sovereignty

    As newly elected President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron has made his mark on the debate about the European Union by introducing the term European sovereignty. In his speech at the Sorbonne of 26 September 2017 he elaborated his vision on European sovereignty in detail. The reason why this term raises distrust among lawyers is that it contains an apparent contradiction. Sovereignty in Europe rests with the member states, not with the Union. According to the highest constitutional court of Germany, the member states are the ‘masters of the treaties’, not the Union. So, has President Macron merely launched a political slogan or will closer examination reveal that his approach gives fresh impetus to the smouldering debate about the future of Europe?

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  • Breakthrough in the Debate about the Nature of the EU

    In January 2013, PM David Cameron delivered a speech on Europe in which he announced his decision to give the people a say on British membership of the EU. His address, which triggered a series of blogs on this website about the nature of the EU, contained a remarkable dichotomy. In the ensuing debate, the EU proved to be unable to defend itself against the accusations of its opponents that it forms a ‘Fourth Reich’, a modern Leviathan or even the reincarnation of the medieval Golem of Prague.

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  • EU General Data Protection Regulation: Privacy and Data Protection revisted!

    On May 25 2018, the 1995 Data Protection Directive will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new regulation will have impact on the whole of the EU Zone which currently spans 28 member countries and half a billion citizens. The new regulation aims to harmonise how data is handled across the whole of the EU, but will affect organisations inside or outside the EU Zone. The data protection world has changed radically over the past 20 years. This new regulation will bring crucial changes. This blog is an introduction to this important new General Data Protection Regulation.

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  • The Blind Spot of the White Paper

    It is conventional wisdom in Brussels and the wider European Union that a good crisis should never be wasted. Since the start of this century, however, the European Union has been besieged by such a variety of crises that it seems to be haunted by its own version of the ten biblical plagues. The constitutional crisis, which had been caused by the rejection of the so-called Constitution for Europe in 2005 by the French and Dutch electorates, was solved through the Lisbon Treaty of 2007. Hardly had the new treaty entered into force or the financial or sovereign debt crisis erupted. It pushed the euro and the EU to the brink of collapse, but the migration crisis was already pressing before the euro crisis had been brought under control. This combination of crises resulted in a Crisis of Confidence between the EU and its citizens.

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  • Essay on the Future of the European Union

    The lesson of Brexit The erosion of trust in the EU has been galvanised by the Bloomsberg Speech on Europe of 23 January 2013, in which Prime-Minister David Cameron announced his intention to organise a referendum about British membership of the EU. In his speech Mr Cameron created a peculiar dichotomy, which the EU has […]

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  • The Future of the European Union after Brexit

    On March 29th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Therese May triggered article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) in order to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Just this Tuesday (April 18th) Prime Minister May called for a snap UK election on June 8th 2017 in order to give the people of the United Kingdom a say in whether or not May’s government is acting in the right way in the Brexit negotiations. This blog analyzes some possible implications of the Brexit, according to the European Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe in 2025.

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  • A Present for the EU at 60

    On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, the EU seems to be besieged by problems, challenges and disasters. Recently, leading proponents of the EU expressed the belief that their Union is tormented by a modern version of the biblical plagues of Egypt. However, the EU will be well-advised to use the occasion for taking a long, hard look at itself. Notably, the way in which the EU presents itself on the Europaserver is indicative for its lack of self-confidence.

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  • After Brexit a Citizens' Declaration

    Although EU citizenship has become one of the most distinctive symbols of the European Union since its foundation in 1992, the majority of UK voters have decided to leave the EU and to relinquish their rights as citizens of the Union. As discontent in other member states is growing too, the European Council should shed new light on the relation between the EU and its citizens through the adoption of a Citizens’ Declaration at its earliest opportunity. Guest blog by Jaap Hoeksma, author of the EU-monograph: From Common Market to Common Democracy.

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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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  • 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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