Federico Di Dario, Ph.D. Candidate in International Perspectives in Corporate Governance and Public Administration, University of Teramo, Faculty of Political Science
1. Old Asymmetries: Is more economic integration the answer?
The Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is characterized by an asymmetrical design: on the one side, monetary policy is conducted at a supranational level, while on the other, economic policy is managed by national authorities. This asymmetry showed all its limits during the euro crisis and it is perceived as the main threat to EMU’s future. The development of a budgetary capacity to overcome the economic crisis and asymmetrical shocks within a federal political system would be the best solution to the problem of asymmetry. Nevertheless, there are overwhelming legal and political constraints to fiscal integration.
Giorgia Sangiuolo, Lawyer, Ph.D. Candidate, King’s College London
Opinion 2/15 on the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Singapore (EUSFTA) constitutes another significant chapter in the relationship between the EU and its Member States, and is destined to shape the EU’s role on the international plane for years to come. The European Court of Justice was called once again to arbiter on the dynamics of the renegotiation of powers between the EU and its Member States, as it had done in cases surrounding fundamental rights and internal competencies. This time, the ‘battleground’ regarded EU’s external relations. Continue reading
On the 14th of June 2017, a Westminster Magistrate Court heard the matter concerning beleaguered Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya’s extradition[i] to India. The case concerned an alleged loan default case arising from the diversion of funds amounting to $134m extended by an Indian State owned bank. Continue reading
Nidhi Singh, Founding Partner of Black Pearl Law Chambers and is a practicing Corporate Lawyer in India. She studied MSc in Law and Finance as a Louis-Dreyfus Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholar at Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (2015-2016).
BRIEF BACKGROUND ON THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY (CAP)
Since the Treaty of Rome has come into force, there has been an incessant conflict between the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and EU competition policies. Some scholars have argued that farming activities should be entirely exempt from competition law given the peculiarities of the agriculture industry. Whereas some hold the view that agriculture sector is not that unique that it should be given the benefit of exemption from the principles of Competition law. This article shall discuss the problems posed by the agricultural sector, which are in conflict with EU competition policies. Continue reading