Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: European Commission

  • Book Review: Matteo De Nes on Nicola Lupo & Giovanni Piccirilli’s “The Italian Parliament in the European Union”

    [Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Matteo De Nes reviews The Italian Parliament in the European Union (Oxford: Hart 2017) edited by Nicola Lupo & Giovanni Piccirilli.] –Matteo De Nes, Post-doc Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Padua, Italy Nicola Lupo and Giovanni Piccirilli’s edited book addresses a very hot topic in the recent legal and political debate in Italy.

  • Constitutional Fidelity and the Polish Constitution

    –Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, University of Gdańsk, 2017-18 LAPA Fellow, Princeton University, currently Visiting Professor, Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya Tread softly because you tread on my dreams –W.B. Yeats, The Cloths of Heaven Recent weeks have seen the biggest mass protests in Poland since 1989.

  • National Parliaments in the EU: Biting the Subsidiarity Bait?

    —Davor Jancic, British Academy Newton Fellow, Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science The parliamentarization of the European Union has been hailed as one of the hallmarks of the Treaty of Lisbon. Besides empowering the European Parliament, the Member States’ national parliaments have been endowed with a series of competences in EU decision making.

  • The Greek Austerity Measures: Violations of Socio-Economic Rights

    —George Katrougalos, Professor of Public Law, Demokritus University, Greece ( Recently, the European Committee of Social Rights (the supervisory body of the European Social Charter) delivered two decisions on collective complaints, condemning Greece for violation of articles 10 and 12 of the Charter because of its austerity legislation enacted in 2010.