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Recent legal development, involving opinion 2/13 on the accession of the EU to the ECHR, have put the relation between the EU and its Member States’ legal systems centre stage again. As important as the discussions around human rights are, there are many more, smaller pieces to this puzzle. Indeed, it is time we learn… » read more

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On 6 November 2015 Judge and Professor Sacha Prechal from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered a presentation on the concept of ‘mutual trust’ before the CJEU at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. According to her the biggest challenge for the principle of mutual trust lies in providing limitations to it without upsetting… » read more

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On Monday 2 November, Professor Jürgen Neyer delivered an Architecture Lecture at the University of Amsterdam’s law faculty carrying the simple but evocative title “What is wrong with EU decision-making?”. According to Neyer, it is the lack of contestation that eventually becomes unsustainable for the European Union: “Discourse and conflict are two sides of the… » read more

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