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The Sharing Economy and the Law: Food for European Lawyers

Authors: C. Cauffman, J. Smits


‘What I Tell You Three Times is True’: Lawful Residence and Equal Treatment after Dano

Authors: N. Nic Shuibhne

Abstract: This comment examines three recent judgments of the Court of Justice – Alimanovic, Garcia-Nieto, and Commission v. UK – that further develop the connection between lawful residence in a host state and EU equal treatment rights, a critical legal pre...


Farewell Utopia? Why the European Union Should Take the Economics of Federalism Seriously

Authors: R. Van Den Bergh

Abstract: Following the Brexit vote, the European Union (EU) is experiencing a deep institutional crisis. The economic theory of federalism may explain the causes of this crisis and suggest ways to overcome it. The core of the problem is that the EU has take...


Solidarity in EU Law: An Elusive Political Statement or a Legal Principle with Substance?

Authors: E. Küçük

Abstract: Solidarity, although widely used in EU legislation and the early jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), lacks a clear meaning. It appears as an amorphous concept whose contours change depending on the legal areas and th...


Why is the Köbler-Principle Not Applied in Practice?

Authors: Z. Varga

Abstract: Since the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Köbler, there has been speculation that state liability for violation of EU law by national supreme courts might remain mere theory. However, more than a decade after the CJ...


The European Parliament’s Role in EU Treaty-making

Authors: A. Ott

Abstract: The European Parliament’s role in EU external relations and treaty-making has increased over the years through constitutional practice and Treaty amendments. Finally, with the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Parliament’s constitutional rights in tre...


The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: Les Jeux Sont Faits

Authors: J. Smits, C. Calomme