The New Commission: Managing and Optimising the EU’s Energy Security

Introducing The New Commission & Energy Security Amidst Brexit, the European Union (EU) appears to be caught in the middle of superpower politics of gas developing between the United States of America (US) and the Russian Federation. As Brexit progresses and these powers compete for access to the EU’s natural …

Revisiting the Lisbon Treaty ten years after its ratification

December 1st this year marked the tenth anniversary of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The Lisbon Treaty still remains the latest constitutional treaty of the EU, which is rather surprising given the multiple challenges the EU has been facing throughout the past decade. The financial crisis and the subsequent …

Enhancing Digital and Media Literacy – an interim conclusion

Digital and Media Literacy (DML) is gaining more and more importance as one of the main competencies in our society. Organizations, political stakeholders and schools have recognized both the potential of digital and media literacy as well as the threats if DML is not implemented in curricula. However, while there …

Das Erbe der Pariser Vorortverträge 1919 und die Autokratie in Ungarn

Die autokratische Politik in Ungarn und ihr Verständnis von (illiberaler) Demokratie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit wurzelt in den Friedensverträgen von Paris. Der Zivilisationsbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges führte in der Staatsrechtslehre zur Ablehnung der monarchischen Herrschaftslegitimation und zur allgemeinen Anerkennung des nationalen und des demokratischen Selbstbestimmungsprinzips. In seiner demokratischen Formulierung beruht dieses Prinzip …