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by Herwig C.H. Hofmann and Päivi Leino-Sandberg(*)   Transparency and openness of Union decision-making procedures are foundational values of the EU[1] and essential to a system under the rule of law. But are the existing EU standards of transparency adequate to ensure that these values translate to legitimate exercise of public powers on the European… » read more

Posted by Frédéric Allemand

By Jasmin Hiry     This blog was first published on the European Law Blog and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the editors: http://europeanlawblog.eu/2019/09/09/advocate-general-bobek-on-one-of-us-legal-clarity-vs-political-debate/   On 29 July 2019, Advocate General Bobek confirmed the General Court’s ruling in One of Us. His opinion in Case C-418/18P Puppinick and Others v European Commission… » read more

Posted by Frédéric Allemand

by Jasmin Hiry PhD candidate, University of Luxembourg     One crucial innovation introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon is the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). It is the first tool of participatory democracy at supranational level, and raised great hopes to make the European Union more accessible. However, after some years of operation major flaws… » read more

Posted by Frédéric Allemand