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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

Posted by J.Adriaensen

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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In a recent conference, a collaboration between University of Agder, University of Oslo and Maastricht University, leading experts from Europe and the US, tackled the question how the democratic requirements for transparency could be accommodated with secrecy in the context of foreign policy. This blog shares some of the insights derived from the conference. Dynamic… » read more

Posted by Vigjilenca Abazi

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

Posted by J.Adriaensen

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

Posted by J.Adriaensen

Leaks are becoming the new norm of transparency and perhaps the main source of informed public debate. The Panama mega leak and LuxLeaks expose tax heavens and show the salience of whistleblowers for triggering accountability. Yet, in Europe little or no whistleblower protection exists. Vigijlenca Abazi discusses the mismatch between whistleblowing and legal protection and… » read more

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As a participant of a workshop recently held in Brussels to discuss the topic of the law and politics of confidential EU negotiations, Gianluca Sgueo analyses the debate scholars and practitioners engaged in and discusses the challenges a “multi-layered” EU transparency culture might face. By Gianluca Sgueo In a workshop recently held in Brussels and… » read more

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The debate on secrecy about TTIP negotiations is focused on the European Commission not disclosing sufficient information on the positions it defends at the negotiation table. Despite several efforts to improve transparency, such concerns remain prevalent. We argue, however, that the largest obstacle secrecy poses for the success of the TTIP negotiations may not be… » read more

Posted by Vigjilenca Abazi