Judicial Responses to Autocratic Legalism: The European Court of Justice in a Cleft Stick?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Autocratic legalism: a threat to the ECJ’s authority. – II.1. Autocratic counter-interpretations of Union law. – II.2. An autocratic contestation of the ECJ’s authority. – III. A constitutional response to a crisis of values. – III.1. A dynamic response to the formalism of autocratic legalism. – III.2. A...

Peer Reviewing the Rule of Law? A New Mechanism to Safeguard EU Values

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Table of Contents: I. Situating the topic. – II. Dealing with rule transgressions. – II.1. Instrumentalist and normative approaches. – II.2. The potential of peer reviews. – III. What is wrong with the current approaches? – III.1. The Article 7 procedure and the rule of law framework. – III.2. The budget conditionality mechanism. – III.3. The...

Beyond the Rule of Law Conditionality: Exploiting the EU Spending Power to Foster the Union’s Values

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Protecting EU values through ESI funds: The new fundamental rights “enabling conditions”. – III. Decentralising the “politics of values”: The potential of the Justice, Rights and Values Fund. – IV. The Recovery and Resilience Facility: Shaping Europe’s recovery in line with EU values. – V. Conclusions....

The Rise and Fall of Rule of Law Conditionality

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction – II. The road to rule of law conditionality – III. How the rule of law conditionality regulation became an instrument of budget conditionality – III.1. The conditionality mechanism in Regulation 2020/2092 – III.2. Article 322(1) TFEU as the correct legal basis – III.3. Sufficiently direct link – III.4. Alleged infringement of art. 7...

European Institutions Acting Outside the EU Legal Order: The Impact of the Euro Crisis on the EU’s 'Single Institutional Framework'

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The case of the ESM: why the Eurozone’s governance does not question the unity of the EU institutional framework. – II.1. The establishment of the ESM. – II.2. The institutional functioning of the ESM. – III. The impact of tasks entrusted to the EU institutions under the ESM on the institutional equilibrium...

Interpretation in EU Multilingual Law

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The multilingual European Union law. – III. Guarantees of clarity in Union law. – IV. Common European legal discourse as a way to overcome relativism. – V. Conclusion.

Abstract: The European Union as a supranational entity that unites many different legal...

Comparing the Practice of Accession to and Withdrawal from the European Union: Commonalities in Principles and Procedures?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The “principles” common to admission to and withdrawal from the European Union. – II.1. The principle of democracy. – II.2. The respect for the acquis communautaire. – II.3. The principle of good neighbourliness. – III. The emergence of integovernmentalism in the admission and withdrawal procedures...

Convulsive Direct Effect?

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In spite of overflowing case law and an incessant scholarly debate, the doctrine of direct effect still delivers fresh surprises. The last in time is a mysterious tripartite statement included in Thelen Technopark ECLI:EU:C:2022:33 (commented by J Lindeboom, ‘Thelen Technopark and the Legal Effects of the Services Directive in Purely Internal and Horizontal Disputes...

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