by Simone Gagliardo On March 7-8, 2023, thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi to protest against a proposed “Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence”, which would require media outlets and NGOs receiving more than 20% of their revenues from abroad to register as “foreign agents” and be subject toContinue reading “Protests in Georgia and the Winding Road to EU Candidate Status”
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Migration and the EU Voluntary Solidarity Mechanism: A Failed Attempt to Address the Impasse?
by Lorenzo Trasca Lorenzo graduated in International Relations MSc. at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Italy. He is a very ambitious person and aims to work for Italian diplomacy by promoting Italy’s political, economic, social, and cultural relations with other countries. He is passionate about foreign languages and speaks Italian, English, and French. The reluctanceContinue reading “Migration and the EU Voluntary Solidarity Mechanism: A Failed Attempt to Address the Impasse?”
ECtHR: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the duty to repatriate
By Hoda Bourenane A decision regarding the repatriation of children, who grew up with one of their parents being a member of the Islamic State or “Daesh” and their mothers from Syrian camps was issued by the grand chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in HF and Others v France on SeptemberContinue reading “ECtHR: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the duty to repatriate”
The EU Border and Coast Guard Agency Amid Old and New Accusations
By Lorenzo Trasca Staff members of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) were recently accused in a report published by OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, of covering-up human rights violations perpetrated by EU Member States. The report, which investigates activities carried out by Frontex since late 2020, was initially only available to MEPsContinue reading “The EU Border and Coast Guard Agency Amid Old and New Accusations”
A Brussels Gaeltacht? The Status of the Irish Language in the EU Institutions
By Shane Goodman On 1 January 2022, the derogation period on the full and official use of the Irish language in EU institutions was terminated. After almost 50 years of EU membership, Irish citizens could finally read the entirety of the EU’s acquis communautaire going forward “as Gaeilge”. To date, this has been the onlyContinue reading “A Brussels Gaeltacht? The Status of the Irish Language in the EU Institutions“
With Poland’s elections a year away – can the Law and Justice party hold onto a third term in power?
By Jakub Jezierski The PiS (Law and Justice) party has been ruling Poland for almost eight years. Widely recognised as an authoritarian-leaning troublemaker by the EU, the party radically changed the political and economic landscape of Poland throughout its controversial tenure. Most prominently, PiS began an overhaul of the country’s judicial system, effectively ending theContinue reading “With Poland’s elections a year away – can the Law and Justice party hold onto a third term in power?”