Rule of Law Conditionality in EU Funds: The Value of Money in the Crisis of European Values

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction – II. Defending the budget or the rule of law? – III. Why using spending conditionality? – IV. Scheme of the proposal. – V. Addressing the legal shortcomings of the proposal. – V.1. Is the proposal compatible with the principle of conferral? – V.2 The Commission’s excessive discretionary power: a challenge to the...

How Citizenship Divides: The New Legal Class of Transnational Europeans

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The selective nature of Union Citizenship. – III. The right to live in another Member State. – IV. The right to equal treatment. – V. The family rights of mobile citizens. – VI. Adjudication rights. – VII. Separate, privileged, threatening. – VIII. The logic of Union Citizenship. – IX. Conclusion....

“Getting Brexit Done”: It Is Just the Beginning, not the End

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After 47 years of membership, the United Kingdom has left the European Union at the end of January 2020. Boris Johnson, the UK’s Prime Minister and prominent, if not accidental, face of the Vote Leave camp was at freedom to strike a gong and tick a box on his “to do” list. According to Downing Street 10, Brexit was done and dusted, exactly as promised during the election...

European External Migration Funds and Public Procurement Law

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. European Union public procurement law. – III. The three funds. – III.1. Trust Funds. – III.2. The Trust Funds for Syria and Africa. – III.3. The crisis exception in the Trust Fund for Africa. – III.4. Facility for Refugees in Turkey. – IV. Five projects. – IV.1. Civil registries in Mali. – IV.2. Cashews in...

The European Parliament at the First Crusade

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On 21 October 2019, in a piece published on Verfassungsblog, twenty-nine influential experts in European affairs have harshly rebuked the European Parliament for rejecting the nomination of Sylvie Goulard to the new European Commission (Fairness, Trust and the Rule of Law: Statement on the European Parliament’s confirmation procedure concerning Sylvie...

On Constitutional Rights and Political Choices

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. From rights to policies and the interplay between legislation and case law. – III. Ordinary versus constitutional legislation. – IV. Is EU law over-constitutionalised? – V. Conclusion.

Abstract: The influence of the Court of Justice in the...

Differentiated Integration in Europe After Brexit: A Legal Analysis

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Two visions of Europe. – II.1. A first cut at the argument. – II.2. An ever closer union. – II.3. A wider and looser union. – III. Institutional mechanisms of differentiated integration within the EU. – III.1. No “ever closer” monetary integration within the EMU. – III.2. Enhanced cooperation: nature,...

Friends with Benefits? Possibilities for the UK’s Continued Participation in the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. European law aspects of post-Brexit EU-UK cooperation. – II.1. Legal institutional possibilities and obstacles. – II.2. The withdrawal agreement. – II.3. Third country participation in CFSP. – III. International law aspects of post-Brexit EU-UK cooperation. – III.1. Existing and new CFSP/CSDP agreements. –...

The Ne Bis in Idem Principle as a Limit to the Resumption of Competition Proceedings: An Analysis of the Rebar Cartel Saga

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – I.1. The perils of parallel proceedings in EU competition law. – I.2. The classification of parallel proceedings and the resumption of proceedings following the annulment of a decision on procedural grounds as an instance of horizontal parallel proceedings. – I.3. The inadequacy of the discretionary...

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