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Controversial Approaches towards European Solidarity: from Burden Sharing to Integration

  Scholars of the European Union across different disciplines have highlighted a variety of fundamental norms to critically assess the standards underpinning the process of European integration – whether legal, economic or political in nature. The attention given to fundamental norms has however varied across time and disciplines. One thing is clear: the bibliography is …

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Solidarity at the center of academic and policy debate

May 22-23, the Institut d’études européennes at the ULB hosts the first Biennial Conference “EU in European Affairs – EUEA.” At a moment when the European Commission pushes legislation to advance the agenda of the 20 key principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights, and a few months before the European Solidarity Corps becomes …

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In solidarity with CEU

The Central European University (CEU) has condemned the Hungarian Parliament’s passage of amendments to the country’s national law on higher education last Tuesday, April 4th. The new law, says CEU, puts at risk the academic freedom not only of CEU but also of other research and academic institutions in Hungary. CEU is an internationally recognized institution …

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Failing or likely to fail?

By CHRISTIAN STIEFMUELLER Barely a year after its launch, a new European law that was supposed to put an end to bank bail-outs looks set to be failing already. 20 billion Euro. This is the total size of the cheque the Italian government is getting ready to sign, once again, to bail out Monte dei …

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New Finance Watch report : “Representation of the public interest in banking”

Our ENLIGHTEN partner Finance Watch released on 7.12.2016 a new report entitled “Representation of the public interest in banking”. The report asks what blocks the public from participating in deciding what banks do and how they are regulated; it goes on to outline numerous policy proposals gathered from debate with wider civil society. Download report …

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