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In Spain, European citizens have the same right of access to housing as Spanish nationals, provided they are registered on a municipal housing register, and under the same conditions and with the same standards as the latter. There are no differences with aid for nationals; i.e. in Autonomous programs for access to housing for young people. Social housing in Spain is linked to emergencies rather than something that newly arrived foreigners  can avail of, which in fact represents a weakness…

In the reform of immigration policy commencing from 2003, Croatia has implemented the European Long-Term Residents Directive (adopted in 2003). In general, reform of immigration policy, induced by the prospect of European membership, was received with widespread unease among political elites who feared Croatia would turn to the country of immigration. Being dominantly a country of…

by Katalin Amon and Andrea Krizsan   Recent by-elections and results of public opinion polls in Hungary indicate remarkable strengthening of extreme right wing party Jobbik (Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary), which becomes now the second strongest political party in the country. This takes place amidst corruption scandals and consequent rapid decrease in support for the governing FIDESZ, and the virtual absence of a potent left wing oppositional force. Jobbik is emerging as a key…

 A brief comment to Opinion 2/13 on EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights   In his Opinion 2/13 Court of Justice of the European Union declared that the draft Accession Agreement of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights is contrary to the provisions of the Treaties and Protocol No. 8 of the Treaty of Lisbon. As it is well known, the Lisbon Treaty introduced into the Treaties…

In my homeland, where I was born and where I presently live, the nationalist movement is currently in full swing. It is a well-known fact that a significant portion of Catalonia's citizens are striving for independence from Spain. The political parties (both the nationalist right wing and the left-wing parties) that have been in power in this Autonomous Community of Spain have always been strongly pro-European. What is more, Catalan citizens are very sensitive to the debate on European Union…

During 12-15 June 2014, about 20.000 mainly Nordic activists and other stakeholders with an interest in gender equality and women’s rights visited Malmö, Sweden, to attend “Nordiskt Forum Malmö 2014 – New Action on Women’s Rights”. Malmö surely vibrated of a strong presence of feminists these days. The background to the Nordiskt Forum, the final document and the immediate controversy over the presentation of this document at the closing ceremony is at the same time cause for more…

More than 400 top lawyers from all over Europe met from 28 to 31 May 2014 at an international congress in Copenhagen to discuss, amongst other things, Union Citizenship. Other central topics were: the Economic and Monetary Union, public procurement law, legal pluralism, and the EP elections. Many high-level speakers were given the opportunity to address the audience on these highly pertinent topics. The FIDE organisation (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen) holds a congress…

Article 53 of European Charter of Fundamental Rights states that “Nothing in this Charter shall be interpreted as restricting or adversely affecting human rights and fundamental freedoms as recognised, in their respective fields of application, by Union law and international law and by international agreements to which the Union or all the Member States are party, including the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and by the Member States'…

Following the first two decades of Croatian independence it may be argued that Croatian citizenship regime was marked by one distinctive feature: it seems that all scholars involved in the research of its various aspects agree that it promoted a specific idea of Croatian polity in which ethnic Croats, regardless of their residence, constitute a core nation of the new state. However, since Croatian Constitution defines Croatia as a national state of Croat nation, but also recognizes the…

In 2013 the University of Turin opened a new Campus. The "Luigi Einaudi" Campus includes a new School of Economics, Law and Social Sciences, and is attended by around 9000 students. In 2013, which was the European Year of the Citizen, the "Luigi Einaudi" Campus, within the new institutional framework of the Italian University Reform, launched a citizenship project, (Cittadinanze: un Progetto al Campus) online at http://campuscittadinanze.eu/. The…