Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Comments by MICHAELA HAILBRONNER

The Heidelberg proposal, with its suggestion of the adoption of a Reverse-Solange Doctrine by the CJEU, has sparked considerable debate. Much of this debate has focused on the question how such a doctrine would fit into the current body of European law and whether its adoption would represent a legitimate exercise of judicial power by […]

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Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Further Comments by DANIEL HALBERSTAM

Peter Lindseth’s post directed at my own intervention on the Heidelberg proposal deserves a response, if only because it opens up debate about a basic divide in scholarship on the European Union.  Do we understand the Union as an administrative or a constitutional construct?  This has important consequences for both democracy and how we understand […]

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Rettungsschirm für Grundrechte: Anmerkungen von ANTJE WIENER

Auch wenn „Rettungsschirm“ nicht unbedingt das Wort des Monats ist stellt der Vorschlag des Bogdandy-Teams für eine umgekehrte Solange-Doktrin (im Folgenden als Solange-Reversed Vorschlag bezeichnet) eine überzeugende starke Argumentation für die Verbindung von Grundrechten und Bürgerschaft dar. Sowohl Grundrechte als auch Bürgerschaft sind Verfassungsnormen vom Typ 1, also Normen, die grundlegende ethische Werte einer Gemeinschaft […]

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Rettungsschirm für Grundrechte: Anmerkungen von MATTIAS KUMM

Ungarns Ministerpräsident Victor Orban und die von ihm kontrollierte Regierungspartei Fidesz sind seit der letzten Parlamentswahl 2010, bei der sie 53% der Wählerstimmen aber 68% der Sitze im Parlament auf sich vereinen konnten, dabei, das ungarische Verfassungssystem neu auszurichten. Dabei etabliert die Regierungspartei die Kontrolle über die Gerichte und das Justizsystem, die Medien und das […]

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Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Further Comments from PETER LINDSETH

It is a tribute to the thoughtfulness of the Heidelberg proposal that it has stimulated such a provocative exchange of views so far. It is quite obvious that, regardless of one’s position vis-à-vis the merits of ‘reverse Solange’, there is widely shared concern regarding the evolution of the Hungarian regime. Therefore, at least on an […]

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Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Comments by RENATA UITZ

In order to full appreciate the Heidelberg proposal, I believe it is important to read it not only as a reaction to the developments of the last year and a half in Hungary, but as a response to a deeper problem of the European Union, of which the Hungarian case is only a grave symptom. […]

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Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Comments by DIMITRY KOCHENOV

Armin von Bogdandy and his team have come up with a most fascinating proposal which advances our understanding of the profound connection between EU citizenship and rights. While the general line of argument in the proposal is promising, it is submitted that the proposal is probably not as innovative and not as practical as its […]

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Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Comments by WOJCIECH SADURSKI

The Hungarian debacle is both a challenge and an opportunity for the EU. It is a challenge, because for the first time the EU faces the situation of one of its member states so blatantly and clearly violating certain principles of democracy and human rights protection, taken for granted as part of the moral values […]

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Rettungsschirm für Grundrechte: Anmerkungen von DANIEL THYM

Die Parallelen zwischen den Notoperationen zur Euro-Rettung und einer EuGH-Grundrechtsintervention in Ungarn sind bemerkenswert: In beiden Fällen zeigen sich Konstruktionsschwächen der EU-Verträge, und die Befürworter von „mehr Europa“ fordern eine Stärkung der überstaatlichen Aufsichts- und Kontrollrechte. Diese Rückkehr zur Integrationsmethode der 1970er-Jahre ist nicht frei von Risiken. Defizite der EU-Verträge liegen auf der Hand. Bei […]

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Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Comments by DANIEL HALBERSTAM

I welcome the Heidelberg proposal! Several years ago – long before the Zambrano judgment confirmed the idea – I wrote a piece explaining that a “reverse Solange” idea could already be discerned from such early cases as Carpenter and Chen. Despite the doctrinal niceties that provided certain formal limits to those early cases, it was […]

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