by Gisela Hernández Liberal democracy has been systematically dismantled in Poland and Hungary. Despite a wide arsenal of enforcement instruments, the European Union (EU) institutions have not been able to tackle this rule of law (RoL) crisis. Indeed, Article 7, the Treaty provision designed to address systemic violations of fundamental values, has been dragging on […]
Law & Justice
In March 2023, women’s rights activist Justyna Wydzyńska was sentenced to eight months of community service for providing a woman in a violent relationship with abortion pills. The very same day, the judge who sentenced Wydzyńska was promoted by the Minister of Justice. This blog post aims to address this gap and argue for a renewed focus on the founding values of Article 2 Treaty on European Union (TEU).
EUHealthGov held its third Practitioner Perspective on 19th July 2023. We were delighted to host Elizabeth Kuiper, Associate Director and Head of the Social Europe and Well-being programme at the European Policy Centre (EPC) to discuss the evolving place of health on policy agendas between the COVID-19 pandemic and upcoming changes with a new Commission […]
A mild detour for me before the summer holidays kick in: the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Part of the wider logic of ‘taking back control’ was the need to unshackle the UK from other constraints on its freedom to do as it will, in order to address situations it faces. Just as leaving […]
For our podcast by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we welcome Luca Augé
This article is based on research presented at the UACES Graduate Forum 2023 (8-9 June, at IBEI, Barcelona).
by Karin Leijon, Uppsala University The judicial dialogue between the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and national courts in the preliminary ruling procedure (Article 267 TFEU) is regarded as crucial for the functioning of the EU legal system because it aims to ensure a uniform application of EU law in all member […]
Turkey has faced significant challenges in achieving democratic governance since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Although Turkey transitioned to democracy in the 1920s, it has experienced setbacks, including recent declines in democracy and moves towards autocracy. Turkish political history differs from its neighbours and Western European countries in that there is a […]
Rather than rake over the current indulge-fest that is the will-they-won’t-they of the Sunak deal with the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol (although you can read my thoughts elsewhere, here and here), I notice it’s the time of the month to check back in on retained EU law (REUL). Long-standing readers will know that […]
I am participating in the University of Tartu Course “Digitaalse sisuloome alused” (Foundations of digital content creation) from 2 January to 26 February 2023. The participating students received the task to post a link to a website with their uploaded content. I was thinking of posting the link to my blog on Ideas of Europe […]
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