The latest issue of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics (Volume 27, Issue 1, 2011) takes a special look at the EU’s neighbourhood policy, in particular the Eastern Partnership initiative. Lots of interesting stuff for those working with the countries east of the EU’s borders.
Monthly Archives: February 2011
The Lisbon Treaty conference featured a lively round table discussion on the impact of different aspects of the Treaty.
Following the conference we posed the question, “Is the Lisbon Treaty delivering on its promises?” to five conference participants.
On the blog of the European Journal of International Law, Prof. Joseph Weiler reports about a strange attack on academic freedom of speech. I was summoned to appear before an Examining Magistrate in Paris based on a complaint of criminal defamation lodged by the author. Why Paris you might ask? Indeed. The author of the […]
You may have read my previous post in which I asked: “Cybercrime in Europe and in the European Union: A personal affair?” My informed guess in this post was correct: The expert on cybercrime from the Hungarian Council Presidency we – Europasionaria, Ralf, Sandra and I – were speaking with was Péter Csonka. Yet, my […]
Update: See also the follow-up to this post “Cybercrime in Europe and the European Union: No personal affair!“
“[T]he author of this paper is reasonably confident that by banning a certain kind of criminal activity throughout a large number of countries, which eventually will be under a legal obligation to help each other prosecute those committing such activity, an international treaty will bring a significant change and make the Internet and computer-based communications safer“
These are the words of Péter Csonka in the academic journal Computer Law & Security Report 16(5) of October 2000. […]
I know my last post on our bloggers’ meeting with one of the spokespersons of the Hungarian Presidency was way to long, so you probably didn’t have the time to read it. But it doesn’t matter, because now the two spokespersons of the Presidency have decided to start their own private blog, “Kovács & Kováts” which you shouldn’t miss.
The discussion at the Treaty of Lisbon Evaluated conference has seen a clear convergence of view that the provisions on external action have been of minimal impact to-date. The most optimistic readings of its provisions are that it is too early to judge – the more pessimistic (and majority view) is little real substantive change. […]
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