Latest blog articles by Matteo Bonelli

  • Protection_no suspect interrogation without a lawyer

    On awkward membership: dealing with awkwardness: some positive signals

    23 May 2018
    There is wide agreement that the EU has not been effective in dealing with what I would define here as values’ awkwardness, cases in which EU Member States threaten the rule of law and the other common values of the European project. The obvious reference is in this respect to Hungary and Poland. For example, infringement actions launched against Hungary after the adoption of the new constitution were framed in too narrow and technical terms, and, while successful, failed to produce meaningful changes.
  • Europese commissie in Brussel

    Not little, not late: notes on the commission’s activation of article 7 against Poland

    28 December 2017
    After the recent adoption of controversial measures affecting the independence of the judiciary, the Commission has decided for the first time in history to activate Article 7(1) TEU against Poland. This groundbreaking decision opens a wholly new phase in the Polish crisis and has a broader impact on European constitutional law at large. On the other hand, the Commission’s decision is not a ‘nuclear option’.
  • freedom of religion_MLR blogs

    Another brick in the wall? (Part 2)

    20 March 2017
    This second post critically analyzes the decision of the Court, arguing that it is quite unconvincing from different perspectives.
  • roman theatre, bosra, syria, easter 2004_Law Blogs Maastricht

    Another brick in the wall? (Part 1)

    17 March 2017
    On March 7, 2017, the CJEU concluded that EU law does not oblige Member States to issue humanitarian visa to Syrian individuals and families seeking international protection. Despite the humanitarian disaster in Syria, safe legal routes to Europe remain a mirage.
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