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On 11 and 12 June 2013 the Bundesverfassungsgericht (German Constitutional Court; GCC) held the hearings for the ECB case. One might be forgiven to think: ‘Another case concerning the measures taken to save the Euro?!’ Indeed in 2011 and 2012, judicial contestations of the legal instruments aimed to mitigate the Eurocrisis were decided by the… » read more

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Research into ‘postnational’ things is very fashionable at the moment. Yet there appears to be little agreement about the content of the term ‘postnational’. Worse, there even appears to be little discussion. And worse still is that there might not be enough awareness of the persisting inconsistency in the use of the term. Too few… » read more

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Hungary is walking off the road of constitutional democracy, the rule of law and the protection of fundamental rights, which it has firmly endorsed since its transition in 1989 from one-party system to a democratic society with checks and balances. While this is a worrying phenomenon in itself, it constitutes a major challenge to the… » read more

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Elaine Fahey and Marija Bartl of ACELG and ACSECL examine politico-legal aspects of the Transatlantic Trade Partnership under negotiation between the EU and US currently in an Opinion in the EUObserver.com, on 18 March. The Transatlantic Partnership (TP) poses fundamental politico-legal questions with potentially far reaching implications for our future. They ask what is being… » read more

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Law, politics and the economy are core determinants of the success of the European integration project and of the welfare of Europeans. None of these three determinants can be made sense of in an isolated national or European context. The recent Italian elections demonstrate the particular political temptation of opposition in a compound Union of… » read more

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Last week we have witnessed an interesting and positive development in the sustainability of Irish public finance. On February 7, 2013 the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) – an Irish Bad Bank that came into being in July 2011 after a merger between the failing Irish Banks Anglo Irish and Irish Nationwide – was liquidated.… » read more

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Transatlantic relations are perceived in non-legal scholarship as being “institutionally-light”. Legal scholarship has similarly viewed transatlantic relations as being dominated more by conflict than law. New scholarship in European Public Law presented in Amsterdam recently suggests that a reformulation of these views is warranted. By Elaine Fahey A workshop entitled “Transatlantic Relations: the nature of… » read more

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