Defending the Rule of Law or Reality Based Self-defense? A New Polish Chapter in the Story of Judicial Cooperation in the EU

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Theoretical framework: why national judges participate in judicial dialogue with the CJEU. – III. Judiciary reforms in Poland 2017-2018: a brief overview. – IV. Preliminary questions as reaction of Polish courts to the judiciary reforms. – V. Defending the rule of law or reality based self-defense...

Active or Passive: The National Judges’ Expression of Opinions in the Preliminary Reference Procedure

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. National court opinion in the preliminary reference procedure. – III. Methods and material. – IV. Results. – IV.1. Active courts: motivations for expression opinions. – IV.2. Passive courts: motivations for not expressing opinions. – V. Passive high court judges? – VI. Concluding discussion....

The Conference on the Future of Europe and EU Reform: Limits of Differentiated Integration

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Abstract: There is considerable uncertainty about the outcome of the planned Conference on the Future of Europe, especially regarding possible treaty change. This contribution to the Dialogue comments on the possibility of an intergovernmental agreement outside the EU treaty framework on the basis of theoretical and empirical knowledge...

Neither Representation nor Taxation? Or, “Europe’s Moment” – Part I

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The philosophical implication of the abused formula “no taxation without representation”, or, in medieval terms “nullum scutagium nisi per commune consilium” can hardly be overshadowed. It underlies a conception of social organisation which departs from the Hobbesian paradigm, based on the unconditioned devolution to an absolute sovereign of all the prerogatives...

History and Interpretation in the Fundamental Law of Hungary

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Historical constitution. – III. Constitutional identity. – IV. Christian culture. – V. History and interpretation. – V.1. Achievements of the historical constitution. – V.2. Constitutional identity. – V.3. Christian culture. – VI. Conclusion: partisan tendencies and neutralising efforts....

Historical Memory in Post-communist Europe and the Rule of Law: An Introduction

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Table of Contents: I. Introductory remarks. – II. The governance of historical memory in Europe. – III. The rule of law. – VI. Memory governance and the rule of law. – V. Concluding remarks.

Abstract: The legal governance of historical memory in Eastern and Central Europe has grown exponentially...

EU Autonomy: Jurisdictional Sovereignty by a Different Name?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Jurisdictional sovereignty: a core element of an elusive concept. – III. EU autonomy as construed by the Court of Justice. – IV. Jurisdictional sovereignty of the EU as a legal construction. – V. Concluding reflections on the Court’s autonomy conception in context.

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Poland Before the Court of Justice: Limitless or Limited Case Law on Art. 19 TEU?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The broad interpretation of Art. 19 TEU. – II.1. An ideal holistic approach to judicial independence. – II.2. The broadening of the material scope of Art. 19 TEU. – III. The paradox of the limited effects of the case law on Art. 19 TEU. – III.1. An unlikely limit: denying Art. 19 TEU direct effect. – III.2....

Historians, Memory Laws, and the Politics of the Past

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Table of Contents: I. Historians against memory laws. – II. Historical memory and criminal law. – III. Universal values and particularistic memories. – IV. Populism and memory in Eastern Europe – V. Concluding remarks.

Abstract: This Article examines historians’ protests against memory...

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