ACELG

Notes from the Fourth ACELG Annual Conference (November 14, 2014) This year’s ACELG conference was dedicated to assessing one of the last decade’s most significant developments in EU competition law, namely the decentralization of its enforcement system. The conference offered unique benchmarks for evaluating the success of this reform by examining its various institutional and… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

As the response to the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis has shown, when push comes to shove, EU Member States are willing to accept a further transfer of powers to the European level. However, they are – understandably – not so keen on reforms that diminish their international stature. The long overdue consolidation of the Eurozone’s… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

On 11 November, the Court ruled in Dano that Member States can deny social assistance to EU citizens who do not work and are not looking for a job in the receiving state. That decision was applauded by both Germany and the UK. According to Cameron, the Court’s decision was “simple common sense”. But was… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

What did we learn from the BSE crisis? Remember how the European Commission was criticised for letting market concerns take precedence over public health protection? With the ongoing reshuffling of the Commission portfolios by President-elect Juncker, some major units for EU public health protection, such as ‘Health Technology and Cosmetics’, ‘Medicinal Products – Authorisations, European… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

By Catherine Brölmann and Thomas Vandamme By a narrow margin, the 300-year-old union between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom survived the referendum held on 18 September 2014. British – and Scottish – membership in the EU has been one of the prominent factors in the political debate, which has addressed issues like… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

Amsterdam, 14 November 2014 This year marks the tenth anniversary of the new enforcement system of EU competition law, which was introduced by Regulation 1/2003. Ten years of functioning of the Regulation calls for reflection and evaluation. The Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) has the pleasure of inviting you to its Fourth… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

More than ever before, the recent European elections campaigns seemed to revolve around one single question: are you for or against the EU? That is a pity, since the big political challenge that the EU will have to face during the coming years is not about more or less EU, but about making its decision… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

The recent elections for the European Parliament, despite ensuing some ‘earthquake’ changes to national political scenes, have been business-as-usual to a large extent: yet again no genuine public debate over the ‘European project’ and its ownership. Is a new ‘Plan-D for Democracy, Dialogue and Debate’ necessary? By Vigjilenca Abazi After the failure of the European… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

Turnout at the European elections has been steadily on the decline since the European Parliament was first elected directly by European citizens in 1979. At the last elections, five years ago, only 43% of voters bothered to make their way to the polls. The low turnout appears at odds with the evolution of the European… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg

On 1 May 2014 it was exactly ten years ago that ten new countries joined the European Union: Cyprus, Malta, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The enlargement process has significantly shaped and transformed not only acceding countries’ legal, economic and political system, but also that of the EU. By Kati… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by acelg