Sociological Shortcomings and Normative Deficits of Regulatory Competition

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Table of Contents: I. Back to the beginnings: the origins of a new paradigm. – II. The conceptual gist of the controversy. – III. “Back to the Nation State” or “More Europe”: Wolfgang Streeck v. Jürgen Habermas. – IV. Institutionalising the united in diversity vision. – V. Instead of an epilogue.

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Loyalty Matters: The Delicate Balance Between Jurisdictional Competition and Political Order

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Jurisdictional competition and the virtues of exit. – III. Democratic competition and the virtues of voice and loyalty. – IV. Too much opening? The EU’s political predicament. – V. Conclusion.

Abstract: Supporters of regulatory competition typically claim...

At the Roots of Regulatory Competition in the EU: Cross-border Movement of Companies as a Way to Exercise a Genuine Economic Activity or just Law Shopping?

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Table of Contents: I. Free movement of companies and regulatory competition in the EU: Some introductory remarks. – II. Lack of genuine economic activity in the host State and the application of Treaty rules on freedom of establishment to the transfers of companies. – II.1. An economic activity-based definition of establishment: AG Kokott in ...

Do Environmental Rules and Standards Affect Firms’ Competitive Ability?

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Table of Contents: I. The economic background. – II. Economics v. law: a different approach. – III. The evolution of EU environmental law: from a neo-classical vision to the precautionary principle. – IV. The intensity of EU environmental protection and its capability to affect EU firms’ ability to compete. – V. Main features of...

Regulating Tax Competition in the Internal Market: Is the European Commission Finally Changing Course?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Tax competition and the EU internal market: from beneficial to ever more dangerous. – II.1. The place of tax provisions in the EU internal market setup. – II.2. Tax competition within the EU internal market. – II.3. Current position: “aggressive” tax competition calls for EU intervention. – III. Overcoming “...

Institutionalising Solidarity: A Genuine Challenge for Europe

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. A remarkable piece of scholarship for the conceptual approach chosen. – III. Reflecting on the foundational concept: the centrality of collective bargaining.

Abstract: In Solidarity and Conflict (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018),...

The Future of Social Europe and of European Integration at a Crossroads: How Can We Recover and Enforce Solidarity as a Fundamental Principle of European Constitutional Law (or Die)?

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Table of Contents: I. A reference point in the crucial debate about social Europe. – II. Social Europe and European integration today: a worrying picture. – III. A constructive approach. – IV. Judicial enforcement of solidarity: possibilities and limitations. – V. Strengthening cooperation and synergies (il faut cultiver notre jardin). – VI...

EU Citizenship in Times of Brexit – Introduction

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Abstract: EU citizenship played a central role in the debate preceding the Brexit referendum and during the Brexit negotiations. It is inevitable, therefore, that, in the context of Brexit the concept of EU citizenship was and continues to be deeply challenged. This Special Section takes the process of Brexit and the challenges raised against the...

The Sale of Conditional EU Citizenship: The Cyprus Investment Programme Under the Lens of EU Law

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The unique case of the Cyprus Investment Programme. – III. Restrictions on free movement of capital. – III.1. Capital movement, its restrictions and justifications. – III.2. Application of these principles to the Cypriot case. – IV. Citizenship of the EU. – IV.1. Investment migration schemes in the...

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