Tag Archives: rule of law

Mar 2 2016

On different tracks: Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

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Romania and Bulgaria both joined the EU in 2007 and became subject to an ad hoc tool created by the European Commission to evaluate the progress of the two countries. Today, however, there is a growing gap between the two … Continue reading

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Jul 2 2015

The paradoxical Kosovo ‘special court’ was a guarantee of political stability – that is why the ruling class wanted it

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Andrea Capussela discusses the many paradoxes of Kosovo’s special court, which was supposed to investigate and deliberate upon the serious human rights abuses during and after the 1998-1999 war – and asks six questions.   

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Nov 13 2014

The scandal about the EU in Kosovo: a call for a judicial audit

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In the wake of the recent scandal affecting the EU’s most expensive foreign mission, Andrea Lorenzo Capussela gives a comprehensive overview of the shortcomings of an idea that he describes as well conceived but badly managed:  “Ever since 2011 it was clear that … Continue reading

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Sep 19 2014

The mandate of EU judges in Kosovo’s Constitutional Court: complicated yet legal 

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Recently, Kosovo’s President Atifete Jahjaga came under fire after she extended the mandate of the three foreign judges sitting in the country’s constitutional court. “This act of the President, erroneously reported as the extension of the Judges’ mandate by the her … Continue reading

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