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Why the future role of the European Court of Justice is a tricky topic for Brexit

By Franklin Dehousse (27-06-2017)

In Commentaries

From Day one after Theresa May’s speech to the Tories conference, it was clear that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) would become a tough nut to crack in the Brexit negotiation[1]. (suite…)

The European Union is exaggerating in its demands for Brexit, especially about the European Court of Justice’s future role

By Franklin Dehousse (29-05-2017)

In Commentaries

« Brexit means Brexit ». So said Theresa May post referendum 2016. She took some time to discover what her words meant. One cannot be in and out the single market, or the customs union, or participate to the agreeable elements while (suite…)

New Pact for Europe – National Report of Belgium. Belgium and the EU : matching rhetoric and commitment

By Alexander Mattelaer (09-05-2017)

In Other publications

This is the first in a series of National Reports to be published as part of the new phase of the New Pact for Europe project. As a founding member state that sits at the crossroads of European cultures, Belgium has persistently advocated European cohesion and sought to act as a bridge-builder within the EU. This position is increasingly under pressure, (suite…)

Sharing the burden of keeping Europe whole, free and at peace

By Alexander Mattelaer (05-05-2017)

In Other publications

« Measuring fair burden-sharing is more complicated than it seems,” says Alexander Mattelaer. He takes a closer look at this issue, which is a hot topic of debate in the run up to the meeting of Allied leaders on 25 May in Brussels. (suite…)

Can the British Brexit notification be withdrawn?

By Franklin Dehousse (21-04-2017)

In Commentaries

During the last year, many observers, especially in the United Kingdom, have commented on the possibility of a unilateral withdrawal of the Brexit notification (see for example the recent Edwards/Jacobs/Lever document). After the notification, the topic has resurfaced. (suite…)

France is headed for big trouble. Europe, be warned.

By Franklin Dehousse (23-03-2017)

In Commentaries

We are living through by far the most extraordinary presidential campaign in the history of the Fifth Republic. It began with a shock with President Hollande’s decision to abandon re-election, due to his incredibly low popularity. (suite…)

How to make the most of the EU’s financial potential ?

By Anca Cioriciu, Fabian Willermain (22-03-2017)

In European Policy Briefs

In the perspective of the post-2020 Multiannual financial Framework (MFF), this policy brief suggests three reforms that would improve the aim of the MFF as both an expression of EUs political priorities and budgetary planning tool. (suite…)

A Dublin IV recast: A new and improved system?

By Tamara Tubakovic (17-03-2017)

In European Policy Briefs

According to member states and EU officials, the European Union is now slowly entering a period of ‘post crisis.’ In this fragile period of stability, the European Commission has begun its task of strengthening the EU’s legislative framework on asylum. (suite…)

The House of Lords’ report on the “Brexit bill” : an extremely dangerous development for the coming negotiation

By Franklin Dehousse (07-03-2017)

In Commentaries

On 4 March 2017, the House of Lords made public a new report about the so-called “brexit bill” – i.e. the final contribution (suite…)

When a rule of law protection mechanism for the EU?

By Fabian Willermain (23-02-2017)

In Other publications

While the EU promotes the Rule of Law as one of its cornerstone, how can we imagine that these same principles are not respected in each of its member states ?

This article was first published in La Libre. Article only available in French. (suite…)