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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

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by Dr. Spero Paraventes Senior Research Fellow; C2DH, University of Luxembourg   On 8-9 April 2019, the University of Luxembourg hosted the conference ‘The Benelux, Regional Groupings and the Dynamics of European Integration: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives’ which explored the ways in which regional (sub-) groupings have played a significant, but comparatively neglected role in… » read more

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Présentation générale Le 28 juin 2019, l’Observatoire Luxembourgeois de Droit européen (OLDE) a organisé, en partenariat avec la Faculté de droit, d’économie et de finance de l’Université du Luxembourg un colloque sur la dimension européenne de la surveillance prudentielle du secteur financier. L’occasion de revenir sur le partage des responsabilités entre la BCE et les… » read more

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We are pleased to invite you to the 9th edition of the Tensions of Europe Conference on “Decoding Europe. Technological pasts in the Digital Age”. To attend the conference, please register at the conference website. Abstract Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age investigates the way in which our approach to European technological pasts… » read more

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Abstract The course of world politics is determined by the interaction between great powers. Those powers are the United States, the established power; Russia, the declining power; China, the rising power; and the European Union, the power that doesn’t know whether it wants to be a power. If the EU does not just want to… » read more

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By Jasmin Hiry Doctoral candidate, University of Luxembourg   With the Treaty of Amsterdam, the right of access to documents was formally embedded into primary law. In light of the huge amount of judgments rendered by the Court since then, this does not seem to be an easy right to protect. Since the beginning, the… » read more

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Professor Joanna Jemielniak from the University of Copenhagen gave a lecture on ‘Judicialization of Investor-State Dispute Resolution: Competing Models of Legal Globalization’ on December 13, 2018 at the University of Luxembourg (Weicker campus, Luxembourg City). The lecture was part of the Lecture Series on the theme ‘The European Union as a Global International Actor and… » read more

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Aims of the conference After World War II, international financial institutions were established to facilitate and regulate access to global capital markets and promote reconstruction and economic growth (Clifton et al. 2014). At the European level, in 1958 the European Investment Bank (EIB) was established by the Treaty of Rome to act as the financial… » read more

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Abstract This special three hour special session involves a presentation and critical discussion of the role of the Court of Auditors as one of the main monitoring bodies of the European Union through its financial and performance audits of EU policies. This overview is followed by a presentation and critical discussion of the Court of… » read more

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By Pierre-Emmanuel Pignarre Does the end justify the means? Reflections on the Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses Judgment (C-64/16) In a remarkable ruling of 28 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave a general definition of the concept of ‘judicial independence’ which is surprising for the legal basis on which it… » read more

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