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...

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...

Achmea: Consequences on Applicable Law and ISDS Clauses in Extra-EU BITs and Future EU Trade and Investment Agreements

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction: the Achmea judgment. – II. The European Commission's assessment and the EU Member States’ position. – III. Potential consequences for existing BITs, CETA and future trade and investment agreements. – III.1. Various forms of applicable law clauses. – III.2. Extra-EU BITs which are silent on the applicable...

Achmea Between the Orthodoxy of the Court of Justice and Its Multi-faceted Implications: An Introduction

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Achmea, from the perspective of international investment law specialists. – III. An impressive set of consequences inferred from Achmea. – IV. Achmea and the European integration process.

Abstract: The Achmea case has...

I Would Rather Be a Respondent State Before a Domestic Court in the EU than Before an International Investment Tribunal

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Who trumps who? – II.1. Is EU law autonomous? – II.2. EU law and Member States’ BITs. – II.3. The peculiar case of the ECT. – III. Achmea or how international investment tribunals do not understand EU law. – III.1. Why investment tribunals do not have jurisdic-tion in all intra-EU disputes? – III.2. The Advocate...

The 2019 Elections and the Future Role of the European Parliament: Upsetting the Institutional Balance?

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The elections of May 26 have been welcomed with a sense of relief by the inhabitants of the European districts in Brussels and Strasbourg. If, on the eve of the elections’ day, the dominant mood was fear of a euro-sceptic landslide, that would have deepened the cleavage between peoples and elites and shaken at its roots the process of integration, this mood has gradually...

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