The EU and Fundamental Rights: Perspectives on the EU-ECHR relationship

This contribution might be of interest : The European Court of Human Rights and the Law of the European Union, Including the Charter: A Subtle Control between Adjustments of Systems and Mutual Influences The French version of this paper can be found at It will be published in L’Union européenne et les droits fondamentaux:Continue reading “The EU and Fundamental Rights: Perspectives on the EU-ECHR relationship”

Fear vs. Anger?

What Ireland and Europe need now is a real debate between alternative visions of economic recovery and sustainable growth that are positive, realistic and clear with regard to what needs to be done at national and European levels. Instead, the Irish debate on the Fiscal Treaty is consistently framed (see two MEPS in this clip) as aContinue reading “Fear vs. Anger?”

Francois Hollande upsets Fiscal Treaty apple cart

By proposing that the EU adopt a new “growth pact” alongside the new Fiscal Treaty, French presidential candidate (and likely winner) Francois Hollande has dramatically shifted the politics of Eurozone reform. See report here. Critics of the Fiscal Treaty’s exclusive focus on budget discipline will welcome this move, but it seriously complicates the Irish government’s planning forContinue reading “Francois Hollande upsets Fiscal Treaty apple cart”