European Waves

Mauricio Mandujano

Article 19 (1) TFEU: A new route for protecting the Rule of Law

A new line of European case law adopted by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) holds the promise that the Commission will be more capable of protecting fundamental EU values from ongoing rule of law violations.  Background  The ongoing violations of the rule of law in Poland and Hungary in the zeitgeist of ‘illiberal democracy’ …

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Summer School Review

Rather than being idle all summer long, many of us participated in summer schools: from a course on citizenship to insights into global challenges, from a methods summer school to one on European integration. Unfortunately mostly online (with one exception!), they were engaging and insightful, and something we also wanted to share with other interested …

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National Interests or Transnational Flows? Legitimacy Underpinnings of the EU Environmental Policy

On September 11, 2019, the European Union unveiled the European Green Deal, as its most recent effort to tackle adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation. Yet, it is not possible to leverage any adequate explanations for this transformative policy proposal without referring back to the legitimacy underpinning sustaining it. As long as the …

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