European Law

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Balancing Act: delivering a Just Commission (A Justly Balanced Commission? )

So what will the European Parliament do with the proposed Juncker Commission? There are two subjects that continue to occupy me politically: women and justice. It is through this lens that I have viewed the nomination and initial portfolio distribution of the new European Commission. All the individual Commissioners now face hearings in the Parliament. … Continue reading

MATCHING THE DESIRE FOR ACCESS TO JUSTICE [with the political realities in Brussels]

I would like to start by asking a question. What are we afraid of? Or more precisely what are my former colleagues in the European Parliament afraid of? After all this is the Parliament that took on the might of the US government and voted down the SWIFT Agreement. This is the Parliament that voted … Continue reading


EU LAW MAKING | A POLITICAL ART OR A LEGISLATIVE SCIENCE Diana Wallis opening keynote speech at ELI Conference 2012 Thank you for inviting me here today to give this address. Earlier this week I struck by a report in the Belgian press which seemed rather relevant to my theme today. The headline ran; ‘How Belgium … Continue reading