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?

Water, a multi-billion-euro business

Posted on 05. March 2013 by Lukas Brück Have you heard about the directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the award of concession contracts?  No? No problem, none of my friends and fellow students here in Aberystwyth, Wales heard about it either. Privatization of formerly state owned companies did already happen in … Continue reading Water, a multi-billion-euro business