The EuropeanUnion (‘ eu ’ or ‘Union’) is usually perceived as being ‘special’ or perhaps even ‘sui generis’. These qualifications not only relate to the Union’s relationship with its own members and the effects of its decisions in their domestic legal orders, but also to the
Statelessness is a global problem, 1 which means it also occurs within the Member States of the EuropeanUnion ( hereinafter : EU). A huge number of stateless people that live in the EU are former citizens of dissolved states. These former citizens have failed to obtain the
The diffusion of both nationalism and populism is the symptom of a crisis in European democracies. The convergence of nationalist ideology and populist rhetoric is the major challenge that the EuropeanUnion faces today and can be effectively countered by developing the political project of a
Nijhoff Studies in European Union Law is a refereed scholarly monographs series dedicated to the critical analysis of the current state and development of European Union law in a broad sense. Apart from constitutional, institutional and substantive issues of EU law, the series also embraces state-of-the-art interdisciplinary, comparative law and EU policies research with a clear link to European integration. Titles in the
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1 Introduction The EuropeanUnion (EU) is a supranational organization established under international law. Nevertheless, over several decades, it has evolved into a suis generis international entity with its own legal order, significant competences and an effective enforcement mechanism. The Court