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William H. Riker once called federalism ‘the constitutionally assured potential for local government to disrupt’ (i). Disruptions of different (pre-) federal systems can certainly be witnessed currently in the European Union. Within a timeframe of less than two weeks three prominent European regions voiced their claims for (more) independence in suddenly very concrete terms. In… » read more

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A draft proposal from the Commission to amend Directives 2009/30/EC and 2009/28/EC seems to attest a radical change in the promotion of biofuels in the European market, one of the most controversial fields of EU policy. The draft, leaked earlier in September, aims to address the adverse effects on food prices and land-use change resulting… » read more

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The fire-fighting style of reforms introduced by the European Union to deal with the financial crisis has spurred many to reflect upon longer-term reforms for the EU. One high-profile example of this is the Final Report of the “Future of Europe Group” delivered in September. The Report of 11 EU Foreign Ministers was summarised by… » read more

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