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The UK might be in a weak position to get itself a favorable deal out of the Brexit negotiations. From the European side things won’t likely become easier with the duration of the negotiations. Inter-institutional relations might come under increased pressure and intra-institutional coordination could come under increased demand for democratic intervention. One of the… » read more

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On subsidiarity

Subsidiarity has been part and parcel of the current debate on the balance of competences between the EU and the member states. Historically the concept can allegedly be ascribed to the theologian Oswald von Nell-Breuning. It was first taken over by the Catholic Church in its Social Teaching as part of the encyclical Quadragesimo Anno.… » read more

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Not failing to understand that we do not entirely live in a world full of idealists, I believe that it wouldn’t be an unwarranted question for the British to ask themselves what the values are they share with Europe and how they can contribute to the realization of these through the European project. This insight… » read more

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