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Jaanika Erne


The Author

Jaanika Erne, M.A. EU Law, King's College London, 2008; M.A. Law, University of Tartu, 2004; LL.M. Public International Law, University of Helsinki, 2003; PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu. Areas of interest: theoretical and historical aspects of public international law, human rights (moral, political and legal aspects), global politics, global and EU governance.


Blogs on: Jaanika Erne


Application of Article 346 of the TFEU in the Field of Defence Procurement

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I supervised a student Research Paper on Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security, and amending Directives 2004/17/EC and […]


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Ralf Grahn refers in his blog to the UK House of Commons Library Note: The European Union: a guide to terminology, procedures and sources (Standard Note SN/IA/3689; last updated 24 March 2010; 14 pages; authors Vaughne Miller and Emma Clark): In addition to answering the questions, EC or EU law? Treaty of Rome or […]

Informal Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Tallinn

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The Secretary General of the NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, held a speech in Tallinn, Estonia on 22nd April 2010. Link to the speech: Just a personal fact, but good to know is that Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s great great grandfather was a merchant who settled in Tartu – the town, where I was born and officially live – […]

Churches and Television Masts as Direct Gateways to Human Consciousness

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I have heard an Estonian song (Tõnu Trubetsky) about Churches and television masts as direct gateways to human consciousness. Again, some day, after I have defended my Ph.D. Dissertation, I hope to write more about that. But meanwhile, I would put up some videos of my lectures at the Tallinn University as means of influencing consciousness. I […]

On New Forms of Governance in the EU, Social Exclusion, and Katyń

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I gave a lecture at the Tallinn University today on New Forms of Governance in the EU. I tried to discuss conferral of powers on the EU, the classes of powers that can be conferred, exercise of powers, sources of powers, limits to powers, the principle of subsidiarity, the principle of proportionality, state participation, comitology, enhanced […]

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