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By Hylke Dijkstra and Anniek de Ruijter It has long been recognized that public health may affect security and vice versa. The use of chemical and biological weapons by terrorists and enemy states presents a serious security threat, which can put public health infrastructures under pressure. Pandemics and epidemics – from the 1918 Influenza to… » read more

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By Francesca Galli, Vigjilenca Abazi, and Maja Brkan The conference did not aim to address only the classic privacy-security dilemma regarding data subjects, but sought to take a broader perspective on surveillance issues, encompassing also challenges that authorities face and legal questions relating to means of surveillance. Thus, the legal question at the forefront of… » read more

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by Johan Adriaensen. First published in EUROPP Blog (London School of Economics)   About a year has passed since the Walloon government opposed the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Since then, Donald Trump’s presidency has brought transatlantic negotiations over TTIP to a halt and provided much-needed… » read more

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by Paul Dermine & Diane Fromage, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. EU Fiscal Governance in the post-crisis era: The start of the reflection period and the European Fiscal Board’s first report Recent events suggest that the Eurozone may soon be entering a new phase of its short but already tumultuous life. As the dust of… » read more

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By Bruno de Witte and Diane Fromage, Law Faculty, Maastricht University   The TSCG and its only provisional international nature The economic and monetary crisis that has been hitting the European Union (EU) over the past decade has led the EU and its Member States to adopt several measures to safeguard the common currency. Among… » read more

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The European Union (EU) cooperates closely with international partners in the areas of conflict prevention, crisis management and peacebuilding. As there are few places around the world where the EU operates as the only security actor, a better understanding of how the EU interacts with partners on the ground is critical. Indeed, the recent EU… » read more

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On 20 April 2017, CERiM had the pleasure of welcoming a number of key experts and practitioners from several academic and professional backgrounds such as law, political philosophy, and political science to the Second Annual Conference, which took place the Crowne Plaza in Maastricht. The title and theme of the Conference, “Contestation of Expertise in… » read more

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On 20 April 2017, CERiM had the pleasure of welcoming a number of key experts and practitioners from several academic and professional backgrounds such as law, political philosophy, and political science to the Second Annual Conference, which took place the Crowne Plaza in Maastricht. The title and theme of the Conference, “Contestation of Expertise in… » read more

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Brexit, the Eurozone and refugee crises, and increased criticism on globalisation have shed doubts about the future of European integration. This certainly isn’t the first time that the European Union (EU) is going through a crisis, nor is it the first time that European integration is questioned. But, this mood seems to be more acute… » read more

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