Public Procurement, Social Policy and Minimum Wage Regulation for Posted Workers: Towards a More Balanced Socio-Economic Integration Process?

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction: pursuing multiple policy objectives via public procurement. – II. Cross-border provision of services and the Posted Workers Directive. – III. Growing inequality and national procurement law. – IV. The decision RegioPost. – V. Conclusion.

Abstract: Income...

Refugees, the European Union and the “Dublin system”. The Reasons for a Crisis

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Table of Contents: I. The current scenario. Dublin and Schengen in crisis? – II. The initiatives of the European institutions. A censurable delay. The need for solidarity between Member States. – III. The first derogation of the “Dublin system”. The controversial mechanism of replacement and the institutionalisation of exceptions. – IV. The...

A Global Solution to a Global Refugee Crisis

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Table of Contents: I. The Refugee Convention’s commitment to self-sufficiency. – II. The ground reality of dependency. – III. Diagnosing the problem. – IV. The challenge. – V. A five-point plan. – V.1. Reform must address the circumstances of all States, not just the powerful few. – V.2. Plan for, rather than simply react to, refugee movements. – V....

The Limping Legitimacy of EU Lawmaking:
 A Barrier to Integration

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. An historical legacy. – III. Lawmaking in the European Union: A delegated function? – III.1. Sub-delegation. – III.2. The tools of output legitimacy: “Better Regulation”. – III.3. Expertise and output legitimacy. – III.4. Lawmaking by committee. – III.5. The Lisbon reforms. – IV. Pushing for democratic input...

A Disintegration of European Studies?

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Table of Contents: I. “More Europe” – a better Europe? The state of the Union after the Gauweiler Judgment. – II. The road to the crisis and the ambivalences of unconventional rescue operations. – III. Necessity knows no laws: entrapment in a state of emergency?

Abstract: The European...

The Distribution of Powers Between EU
 Institutions for Conducting External Affairs through Non-Binding Instruments

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Decisions authorising the signature of non-binding agreements as acts “intended to produce legal effects”. – III. Clarifying the respective scope of Arts 16 and 17 TEU. – IV. Concluding remarks.

Abstract: The increasing tendency of the EU to resort to non-...

Disintegration Through Law?

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This is certainly not the most propitious time to publish a Journal “on Law and Integration”. The Zeitgeist is captured by the European Council in its recent meeting of 18 and 19 February, where it stated that the reference to an “ever closer Europe”, a formula which resounds in every founding instrument from Rome to Lisbon, has no interpretative effect; the...

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