By: Chandril Chattopadhyay & Satyaki Paul  “Shifting house during floods or river erosion is hard but losing your land is a completely different experience, it is indescribable pain” -Kestiar Char, Sariakandi, India Environmentalist, Mr. Lester R. Brown introduced the term “Environmental Refugees” in 1923 which was later adapted as “Environmental Migrants”. According to him,…Keep reading
The 9th May is celebrated by the European Union like a national day, as it would have officially been if the European Constitution Treaty were successful. The date commemorates the speech held on the same day in 1950 by Robert Schuman, now often designated as one of the founding fathers of the EU. Regarded as…Keep reading
Due to the recent internationally opposed events, countries worldwide have imposed sanctions on The Russian Federation (Russia). The European Union (EU) has put in place ‘severe European sanctions following the Russia-Ukraine war’, including export controls and restrictions. Unquestionably, this has affected the trade between the EU and Russia, resulting in the blocking of approximately 30.000…Keep reading
After the 1998 terrorist attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as 9/11, the need for tackling terrorism on a global scale was imminent. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) therefore acted under its powers vested in Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and adopted a series of resolutions aimed at…Keep reading
The issue of intra-EU objection: has it become a failed dialogue? An example from Infracapital v Spain
The case concerns a dispute related to the issue of intra-EU objection. In the past years, EU Member States have increasingly started to contest the ability of international tribunals to rule on intra-EU disputes. This comes as a result of CJEU’s Achmea decision, whereupon the Court ruled that arbitral tribunals constituted under intra-EU investment agreements…Keep reading
On 27th January 2022, in order to protect the single market, the EU filed a case before the WTO following China’s trade restrictions over Lithuanian goods. China’s move came in August 2021 after Lithuania’s recognition of Taiwan’s diplomatic office as the ‘Taiwanese Representative office’ instead of ‘Taipei Representative Office’, according to the custom and China’s…Keep reading
International trade is of crucial importance to the world economy. Producers, businesses, consumers and governments worldwide are dependent on the smooth running of international supply chains. In 2021 alone, the European Union (EU), a major player in international trade, has seen a substantial increase of 18.4% in extra-EU imports and 13.9% in exports. With each…Keep reading
As several events display in today’s world, many questions are being raised about the future of energy in the EU. In November, during the COP26, countries gathered around the table to discuss the threat of climate change, turning tomorrow’s problem into today’s, and rightly so. We witnessed pledges such as full decarbonization and complete energy…Keep reading
On October 4th, 1957, the first satellite was successfully launched into space. Sputnik 1, launched by the former Soviet Union (now the Russian Federation), ran for 21 consecutive days until it ran out of battery. The satellite burnt while re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. There are currently a total of 7500 active satellites and more than 15000…Keep reading
The European Commission recently published Draft Guidelines on the application of competition law to collective agreements of self-employed persons. These guidelines are part of a proposed package to improve working conditions of people doing platform work. The number of self-employed workers has risen considerably in recent years, owing partially to the introduction of the ‘platform…Keep reading
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