Interviewed by: Rachel Sleiman ’23, Valerie Brankovic ’23, & Emma Cordes ’25 Written by: Rachel Sleiman ’23 In October 2022, […]
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Populism and Constitutionalism in East-Central Europe
By Gábor Halmai.
The recent deviations from the shared values of constitutionalism towards a kind of “populist, illiberal constitutionalism” in East-Central Europe raise the theoretical questions: are populism and illiberalism what the leaders of these backsliding states proud of, reconcilable with constitutionalism? I shall concentrate on a particular version of populism, which is nationalist and illiberal, and mainly present in Hungary and Poland, and in other countries of the region. Most are also members of the European Union, a valued community based on liberal democratic constitutionalism. The arguments set forth below about East-Central European populist constitutionalism in this paper do not necessarily apply to other parts of Europe (Greece and Spain), Latin-America (Bolivia), or the US, where populism has a different character, and its relationship to constitutionalism is distinct from the Hungarian or the Polish variant. […]
An EU Law Perspective on Patent Bundling
By Mel Marquis.
Bundling practices involving patents are fairly common, but in the EU, it can potentially raise competition law concerns. This short comment provides an overview of how EU law may apply in this context. […]
U.S.-E.U. Relations under the Trump Administration
By Anthony Gardner.
The Trump Administration poses challenges to the European Union that are broader than the frequently cited differences over the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Iran nuclear agreement, Russia, Syria or Cuba. […]
Italian Constitutional Referendum: Lessons from the Brexit Vote and the United States Election
By Shaohua Yan.
If common features exist in between the Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential election, one of them has been the underlying anti-establishment populism at play, and this wave of populism is to test the Italian establishment today, on December 4th, when the country is poised to hold a referendum on constitutional reform. […]