Monday 20. September 2021

Constitutional law strengthens the rights of the German Parliament once again

German constitutional Court

A strong emphasis on the position of the German Parliament in the context of European integration runs like a leitmotif through the case law of Germany’s highest court. It is confirmed that the Bundestag has comparable weight in relation to measures affecting the budget.

The first Polish Presidency of the Council

European Council

Poland will for the first time be taking over the Presidency of the European Union. The legacy of ‘Solidarity’ is meant to be reflected in the Polish actions and priorities during the six-month Presidency – especially in the new budget agreements and in external and economic policies.

Transparency Register

European Union

The European Commission and the European Parliament are launching a new common ‘register’ to monitor all organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation.

The religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

Council of Europe

In its recently approved Recommendation, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calls for a new type of “partnership for democracy and human rights”

Social affairs

Council of Europe

Shared Social Responsibilities: Finding new ways to enhance social cohesion in Europe

The European Union (EU) and the

Institutional affairs

European Council

Energy and Innovation – afterthoughts at the summit table

Even though energy and innovation policy had been established long ago

Institutional affairs

European Council

Challenges of the Hungarian Presidency

The presidency does not provide notable additional rights or influence in decision-making 

Institutional Affairs

European Union

The European Citizens’ Initiative:

the corner stone of a European Public Sphere?

The Regulation adopted by the European Parliament


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