Ze-Situation: A Constitutional Law Perspective on Ukraine’s Elections and What is Coming Next

On 21 April, 41-year-old actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who entered the political scene only in January 2019, won the second ballot of Ukraine’s presidential election with 73 percent of the national vote. Ukrainians are placing high hopes on their new President to improve the country’s politicial and economic situation. But political games and Ukraine’s constitution will make it difficult for Zelenskiy to bring about the change he was elected for.

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Has Parliament Taken Charge of Brexit?

The UK House of Lords has adopted amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill that would make the conclusion of a withdrawal agreement contingent on parliamentary approval. It is not at all clear which, if any, of the Lords amendments will survive in the House of Commons, and we may not find out for a while. It may be premature to conclude that Parliament is now fully in charge of the Brexit process. What the amendments show, however, is that Parliament can assert control if it chooses to do so.

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Streit um NSA-Selektorenlisten: Die G 10-Kommission als Nichtbeteiligte?

Die G 10-Kommission kann nicht in Karlsruhe überprüfen lassen, ob die Bundesregierung ihr zu Recht die Herausgabe der NSA-Selektorenliste verweigert. Diese Entscheidung des Zweiten Senats des BVerfG ist nicht überzeugend, schwächt die institutionelle Kontrolle exekutiven Handelns und liegt quer zu der Linie des Ersten Senats.

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