Freedoms beyond our borders, issue that also matters

Posted on 18. July 2013 by Laura Virué Escalera On June 24th in the Council of the European Union, foreign ministers signed the European Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief. This issue has been barely commented on news, taken by economic debate – where unemployment, fiscal policies, banks recapitalization seem … Continue reading Freedoms beyond our borders, issue that also matters

Domestic citizen initiatives – a safeguard to the subsidiarity principle?

Posted on 26. April 2013 by Elias Vartio Yesterday, the 25th of April 2013, was considered historic among many political commentators in Finland. The enthusiasm was caused by the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta, Riksdagen) starting its debate the first citizen lawmaking-initiative, which is proposing a banning of the fur production in Finland. Since 1st of March 2012 … Continue reading Domestic citizen initiatives – a safeguard to the subsidiarity principle?