ELTE Law Journal

Editorial

Editorial   The Editorial Board of ELTE Law Journal decided to devote a special issue to Brexit – considering it is probably the most fateful event of the decade in Europe. The articles map the historical roots and the present political context of this unprecedented move, along with its impact on the free movement of […]

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Beyond Policies: a Crisis of Identity

Beyond Policies: a Crisis of Identity   There is no doubt: 2016 marks a symbolic turning point in the history of European integration. Just over first six months into the year, a new crisis, a crisis of identity, could be seen to emerge as a political consequence of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. […]

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Brexit. Brexit?

Brexit. Brexit?   The title is somewhat misleading, as is the case when the purpose of the title is not necessarily to reflect the content, but rather to attract attention. To dispel any misunderstandings, the question mark does not refer to the fact that Brexit will happen. It will. But when, how and, first and […]

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Brexit in Context (Some Historical Remarks on the Relationships between the United Kingdom and Continental Europe)

Brexit in Context (Some Historical Remarks on the Relationships between the United Kingdom and Continental Europe)    I The opinion of British people expressed at the referendum on 23 June 2016 deciding to leave the European Union came as a shock for many supporters of the country’s EU membership. However, if we look back at […]

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Pros and Cons in The Brexit Campaign: What do They Tell Us About The European Union?

Pros and Cons in The Brexit Campaign: What do They Tell Us About The European Union?   On January 23rd 2013, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK, gave a speech at the London headquarters of Bloomberg.[1] In this speech – which recalls Margaret Thatcher’s Bruges speech of 1988[2] in its tone, structure and also […]

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In the Crystal Ball: Outside the EU and What the UK Will Find There

In the Crystal Ball: Outside the EU and What the UK Will Find There   On June 23 2016 the people of the United Kingdom voted – in a legally non-binding but politically imperative referendum – for the UK to discontinue membership of the European Union. David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, had promised in […]

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Brexit’s Legal Framework

Brexit’s Legal Framework   When, at the time of drafting the Lisbon Treaty (and before that the EU Constitution), a provision on the eventual withdrawal of a Member State was inserted, no one really thought that this provision would ever be applied and even less that it would be so soon. Since the Brexit referendum, […]

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What Language for Europe?

What Language for Europe?   Immediately after the final results of the Brexit referendum in June had been announced, politicians, both at the European and national level, raised their voices against the dominance of the English language in EU institutions and have even questioned its legitimacy and maintainability as official language of the European Union. […]

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The European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice without the United Kingdom – legal and practical consequences of Brexit

The European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice without the United Kingdom – legal and practical consequences of Brexit   The United Kingdom’s participation in the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), formally known as Justice and Home Affairs cooperation (JHA), was never an easy exercise. From the very beginning of […]

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Brexit – a Point of Departure for the Future in the Field of the Free Movement of Persons

Brexit – a Point of Departure for the Future in the Field of the Free Movement of Persons   Abstract On 23 June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom (UK) rejected remaining in the European Union (EU) and the result initiated processes that can lead to the eventual resolution of the present UK-EU contractual relations.[1] […]

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The Common Agricultural Policy with and without the United Kingdom – CAP Brexit

    The Common Agricultural Policy with and without the United Kingdom – CAP Brexit  Introduction  Several analysts from different fields of sciences are making an attempt to uncover the reasons for Brexit, or at least they are trying to predict its consequences at the level of scenarios. In our analysis, we are concentrating on […]

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What Shall We Do Without the Brits? Some Thoughts on Brexit

  What Shall We Do Without the Brits? Some Thoughts on Brexit Seeing the title of my paper, the reader might think that I have been falling into a deep melancholy, since 17.4 million[1] British citizens out of 64 million made their decision: they have had enough of the common Europe and instead will entrust […]

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Mushu to Mulan

  Mushu to Mulan   Mushu to Mulan: So, what’s the plan? Mulan: Umm…. Mushu: YOU DON’T HAVE A PLAN??? Mulan: Hey, I’m making this up as I go.   The day before, on 22 June 2016, my daughter was returning home from Nottingham where she is a medical student. She questioned me about the […]

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