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Category Archives: Justice and home affairs (including immigration, asylum policies etc)
May 21 2013
If Europe is to tackle its demographic decline it should take lessons from the US’ comprehensive immigration reforms.
With declining birth rates and an ageing population, Europe is facing the threat of a democratic decline by the middle of the century. Facing similar challenges, the US has recently moved to reform its immigration policies, thus allowing greater numbers … Continue reading
Posted by: May 21, 2013
May 16 2013
As the EU gears up to reform data protection rules, the rift between individuals and companies over online personal data processing is gaping.
The EU is currently seeking to replace its nearly two decade old policy on data protection for the Internet, social networking and smartphone age. Its proposed reforms seek to deliver better data protection, legal certainty and trust, with the aim … Continue reading
Posted by: May 16, 2013
May 12 2013
The EU is becoming increasingly important and present in the lives of Europeans, at the same time as myths and misunderstandings about the institution and its role are on the rise. With contributions from over sixty specialists, Giulia Pastorella finds … Continue reading
Posted by: May 12, 2013
May 11 2013
The EU’s data protection proposals may help to revitalise fundamental privacy principles for the online age.
The European Union’s data protection framework is currently under review. Stefan Strauss argues that current proposals lean towards revitalising the value of privacy and addressing key concerns over transparency and control of personal data use. Intel has estimated that every minute approximately 640000 GB of … Continue reading
Posted by: May 11, 2013
Apr 29 2013
Greece, Portugal, Spain and the East European states take on less than their fair share of responsibility for EU asylum seekers.
One of the stated aims of the “2008 Policy Plan on Asylum” by the European Commission is increased ‘responsibility sharing’ between Member States with respect to asylum seekers. Luc Bovens and Günperi Sisman assess the extent to which UNHCR outcome … Continue reading
Posted by: April 29, 2013
Apr 29 2013
Terrorism is almost always morally unjustified, but it may be justified as the only way of preventing a “moral disaster”
Can terrorism ever be morally justified? Igor Primoratz writes on the nature of terrorism and whether it is possible to defend terrorist attacks in isolated cases. He argues that definitions of terrorism cannot be based on the identity of those … Continue reading
Posted by: April 29, 2013