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Abstract Monetary policy-making is one of the most far-reaching areas of European integration and Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) stands as one of the European Union’s (EU) flagship integration achievements. Set up in 1999, with the large majority of EU member states, EMU involved asymmetric levels of integration with a less-centralised form of ‘economic integration’… » read more

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by Pr. David Howarth and Pr. Lucia Quaglia This article is one of five in a recent special issue of the Journal of Economic Policy Reform on ‘Reforming Banking Union’ (volume 21, number 3) edited by professors David Howarth (Luxembourg) and Joachim Schild (Trier). This special issue includes papers by a number of leading economists… » read more

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On 12 October 2018, the Robert Schuman Institute of the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research organized a seminar on the policy developments concerning the Single Market in financial services in the context of Brexit. Here is the summary report. Speakers Dr Scott James, Department of Political Economy, King’s College London… » 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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by Igor Tkalec and Martin Sacher   Nearly ten years after the outbreak of the European sovereign debt crisis and the economic and political turmoil it has preceded, the dust still has not completely settled. EU scholars are only starting to understand the implications of this major event in the history of EU integration and… » read more

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By Simona DEMKOVA On 25 January 2018, the Court of Justice ruled in the second of the Schrems trials in what seems to be an overhaul of the possibility for collective redress by consumers in the digital settings via a simple transfer of their claims. While Mr Schrems was granted the status of a consumer… » read more

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Brexit is the dominant topic in the British media. Hardly a week goes by without a Brexit-related discussion in the media – even in times where no EU-UK negotiations take place: disagreements with the EU, strife between parties, arguments within parties, visions and counter-visions of Brexit… there is an inexhaustible source of news stories. But… » read more

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First published at: http://politheor.net/ The pan-European Personal Pension is the Commission led proposal to close the pension gap in a cost-effective manner. Its benefits spread across multiple fronts: improving pension system sustainability, strengthening current fiscal and macroeconomic coordination framework, unlock long-term investment, and contributing to deeper economic integration. Europe is getting old. Ageing population is… » read more

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by Julien Miéral   Negotiations for a European Union (EU)-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) were announced and launched in 2009. The decision was then taken in 2011 to include a chapter on investment protection. After nine rounds of negotiations, parties reached a first agreement in August 2014.[1] That was the bright and smooth… » read more

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First published at http://politheor.net/ by Igor Tkalec The European Unemployment Insurance is a reawakened EU initiative imagined to function as a supranational coordination and stabilization mechanism. While its purpose is justified and its design viable, a pre-condition that underpins such a scheme is currently absent. The recent announcement of the European Pillar of Social Rights… » read more

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