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The Court of Justice’s social security ruling could strengthen the EU’s position in negotiations with Switzerland over free movement

A proposal to reintroduce immigration quotas in Switzerland was passed in a referendum earlier this month. The referendum created significant public attention, not least because revoking free movement rights for EU citizens would undermine existing Swiss-EU agreements. As Steve Peers writes, an issue which has received altogether less attention is a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European […]

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February 28th, 2014|Law, Steve Peers|0 Comments|

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|