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    Tough competition: Why cutting regulation is so hard for the EU

Tough competition: Why cutting regulation is so hard for the EU

The British government has proposed strengthening the competitiveness of the EU as part of its renegotiation. Frank Vibert argues that David Cameron is largely pushing at an open door in wanting a more internationally competitive European Union. But though the EU might be able to reach agreement on its goals in this area, institutional tendencies to over-regulate – and business demands […]

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The US Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare illustrates the weak nature of legal limits placed on the exercise of EU powers

US health care reform has generally been viewed as having only indirect relevance for European countries. Frank Vibert argues, however, that if the legal basis for Obamacare’s Supreme Court approval is interpreted as a guide for court rulings on the enumeration of powers, it should be of great concern to Europeans. He concludes that a possible lesson for the EU […]

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November 22nd, 2013|Frank Vibert, Law|0 Comments|

Greater differentiation should be the EU’s new normal

The ongoing crisis in the eurozone has spurred reforms in the European Union towards greater power sharing and more fiscal federalism, while at the same time, the UK is seeking to repatriate some of the powers which have been transferred to the European level. Frank Vibert argues that greater differentiation in the EU may be the only way for these […]

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