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The 13th COSAC Report

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As I did already begin listing the EU’s strategy documents here, I would next add a link to the 13th Bi-annual Report of COSAC: “Developments in European Union Procedures and Practices Relevant to Parliamentary Scrutiny“, which document adds to democratic accountability, and dates back to May-June 2010. This document reflects the changes made by the Treaty […]

European e-justice

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Sometimes I think that God really loves me. Why? This time the thought came, because having dealt with mostly the related to the CJEU, bordering with the following substantial issues in my Ph.D. Dissertation, I was persuaded in adding some more procedural issues to my work. Instead I just took time for a week to read […]

About Europarties, and other Political Foundations at European Level

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Reading Grahnlaw, I found links to: Call for proposals IX-2011/01 — ‘Grants to political parties at European level’; OJEU 24.6.2010 C 164/12 – The total sum, subject to approval by the budgetary authority, is EUR 17 400 000, in order to be eligible, the political party at European level must satisfy the conditions laid down […]

Accordance with international law of the unilateral declaration of independence in respect of Kosovo – Advisory Opinion of 22 July

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On 22 July 2010 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) gave its advisory opinion on the initial question: ‘Is the unilateral declaration of independence by the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government of Kosovo in accordance with international law?“ The advisory opinion was requested by the General Assembly (GA) on 8 October 2008. The ICJ established that […]

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Conference „New Values after the Lisbon Treaty“

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Conference hall.

I attended the conference „New Values after the Lisbon Treaty“ today, 7 July 2010, organized by the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. The conference began with registration and welcome buffet (Hungarian kitchen – food as part of identity), and was structured as follows: 14.00-14.10 Welcoming words by György Fodor, Rector of the Pazmany Catholic University 14.10-14.30 Message of […]

Universal vs. Liberal Democracy?

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Khan, Ali (2003) A Theory of Universal Democracy: Beyond the End of History

I am revising one of my articles that I had proposed years ago to an Estonian social science journal. The article is about making of primary and secondary laws in the European Union in the context of universal and state-centred theories. Looking for the appropriate contextual framework, and hoping to bring clearly out distinction between human […]

A new article in Riigikogu Toimetised No. 21, 2010

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The Estonian parliamentary journal Riigikogu Toimetised (those Estonian words could be understood as: the Estonian Parliament’s editions) has published my article “Remedies for breach of European Union law revisited“. The article explains natural and private legal persons’ judicial and non-judicial remedies for breaches of EU law. “Remedy” is understood as a tertiary right in the prescription […]

Remedies for Infringement of EU Law by States – Updated

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From June 8 to 13, 2010, a joint seminar “Private Law Modernization in the Context of National Legal System”, organized by the University of Konstanz and the University of Tartu, takes place in Tartu. The seminar is about the influence of EU consumer law (mostly the directives) on Member States’ private law, but also about the institutes […]

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Entry into force of Protocol 14 to the ECHR

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On 1st of June 2010, Protocol No. 14 to the ECHR entered into force (Link to the Press Release). Protocol No. 14, inter alia, foresees the possibility that the EU accedes to the ECHR. The other major changes are that the judges are now elected for a period of nine years, and they may not […]

Three International Law Events

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I found three international law events from International Law Observer that I thought I would mention here: Symposium on the Methods of interpretation of international norms, taking place in Poitiers on 25 June 2010 http://colloque-tini.conference.univ-poitiers.fr and Venice Academy of Human Rights summer program, organized by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Venice […]

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