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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 Dr. Elena Danescu, research scientist On Friday 24 May 2019, Casa Luxembourg Sibiu hosted the academic event ‘Pierre Werner and Luxembourg: a vision for Europe’. Held under the joint patronage of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, the event was organised by the Luxembourg Embassy, the… » 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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We are pleased to invite you to the conference ‘The Benelux, Regional Groupings and the Dynamics of European Integration’, co-organised by the RSI and C2DH, to he held on the University of Luxembourg’s Belval Campus on 8-9 April. To attend the conference, please register at the conference site [link]. Abstract Regional (sub-)groupings have played a… » read more

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by Mechthild Roos Muddled Brexit negotiations, disputed international trade relations, nationalist claims of a European top-level conspiracy: today’s European Union (EU) faces internal and external turmoil. To overcome the manifold issues challenging the EU’s functioning and self-understanding, European actors frequently have to resort to informal strategies of problem-solving. The reason is that formal procedures and… » read more

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Anders Neergaard, head of Unit in the Legal Service of the European Parliament, gave a lecture on ‘Bilateral Investment Treaties and the Autonomy and Values of the European Union – Threats or Opportunities’ on January 21, 2019 at the University of Luxembourg (Weicker campus, Luxembourg city). The lecture was part of the Lecture Series on… » read more

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by Alexander Scheibe, PhD student in the Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg   This blog is a summary of a working paper written while I was a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford, September to November 2018. The full paper is available for download here.   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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