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Expression through Begonias

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The flower carpet will be on the Grand Place in Brussels from 12 to 15 August 2010. The theme of the 2010 flower carpet will be the Belgian presidency of the European Union. The first carpet on the Grand Place dates back to 1971. Webcam Brussels Grand Place: The official website of the flower carpet […]

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 […]

A New Strategy for the Single Market and Single Market Act

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Some quite recent changes and transformations Europe has faced: – Globalization and the emergence of new economic powers; – The technological revolution, triggered in particular by Information and Communication Technology; – The growing importance of services in the economy; – Environmental challenges; – The collapse of the Soviet block; – Enlargement, from 10 to 27 […]

Project Europe 2030

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In June 2010, the Council of the EU published Project Europe 2030 – Challenges and Opportunities – a report by the Reflection Group on the Future of the EU. The leading members of the Reflection Group were Felipe González Márquez (Chairman), Vaira Vike-Freiberga (Vice-Chair), Jorma Ollila (Vice-Chair), Lykke Friis, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Lambert, Mario Monti, […]

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 […]

The New Presidency of the European Council in Action

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Preparing for the CEU exam, and trying to answer the question about the impetus for the new European Council Presidency, I first started to think about the Belgium Presidency of the Council of the European Union that began on 1 July 2010 and is paving the way for the Hungarian Presidency from 1 January to 30 […]

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 […]

Advanced Course in European Union Legal Practice – Has been Regularly Updated

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  On July, the 4th, I depart for Budapest, with the aim to participate in the Advanced Course in European Union Legal Practice (Special Lisbon Treaty edition). The course has been worked out and is conducted by the Department of Legal Studies, and the Summer University of Central European University (CEU), and the Total Law Team. The course […]

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 […]

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