The European refugee crisis and EU governance

Ali potrebuje EU agencijo, ki bi odločala o prošnjah za azil?

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We have all been greatly affected by the unfolding European refugee crisis and the EU’s failure to offer a coherent response. Another EU default, in the same summer as the Greek debt crisis. Most observers will agree that both crises are not just of the EU’s own making, but that does not erase the fact that the policy responses appear wholly inadequate.

In my previous blog I critiqued the rules-based approach of EMU and Eurozone governance. Not that it is bad to have good rules, but for a well-functioning economic and monetary union a mere set of rules on national budgetary discipline is insufficient. Some kind of fiscal transfer mechanism is required. Today I read that a French member of government, Mr Macron, is of the same view.

It is remarkable that a similar analysis can be made of the refugee crisis, as pointed out in Wolfgang Munchau’s excellent

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SODNA PRAKSA | ‘They Ask for Equal Dignity in the Eyes of the Law. The Constitution Grants Them that Right’


The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment did not presume to know the extent of freedom in all of its dimensions, and so they entrusted to future generations a charter protecting the right of all persons to enjoy liberty as we learn its meaning. When new insight reveals discord between the Constitution’s central protections and a received legal stricture, a claim to liberty must be addressed. ?

The States have contributed to the fundamental character of the marriage right by placing that institution at the center of so many facets of the legal and social order.

There is no difference between same- and opposite-sex couples with respect to this principle. Yet by virtue of their exclusion from that institution, same-sex couples are denied the constellation of benefits…

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EU: Digitalna zasebnost bi morala biti človekova pravica – e-demokracija

How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation – TheUpshot

Slovenija diskriminatorno podelila za skoraj milijardo evrov evropskih razpisov – Pod črto

Obama and Cameron’s ‘solutions’ for cybersecurity will make the internet worse – Trevor Timm Column (Guardian)

CETA and T-TIP – International Law Prof Blog

France top court approves stripping nationality of convicted Franco-Moroccan terrorist – Jurist

Kako biti Charlie in Ahmed? – Pogledi

Media Freedom in Bosnia-Herzegovina: They Don’t Keep us in Fear, But in Sight – Balkanist Magazine

This Is Why You Pay Your Lawyers And Don’t Ask Questions (JP Morgan Edition) – Dealbraker

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King Abdullah Wasn’t a Reformer. He Was a Monster. – Mic

Stimulus for Eurozone, but It May Be Too Little or Too Late – TheUpshot

Grški izstop iz evrskega območja še vedno ni opcija – Dnevnik

Militarizing Global Health – Boston Review

2014 Mobile Privacy and Security Trends and What to Look for in 2015 – Data Privacy Monitor

The Buzz About Metrics – Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

How to Represent a Diverse Clientele – Lawyerist

Injured Rescuer Sues Teen Who Needed Rescuing – Legally Weird

Modern Life Is Harming Your Brain – bigthink

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Dežela brezplačnega dela – Planet

Proti-slovja: »Charlijev paket« – Delo Kolumne

Zdravniki in zdravnice – Delo Kolumne

Zakaj tako malo vemo o masakrih Boko Haram? – Mladina

Does Palestine Really Have No Idea How the ICC Works? – OJ

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The History of International Law – or International Law in History? – EJILTalk

Computers Know Your Personality Better Than Anyone – bigthink

Economic Lessons From Switzerland’s One-Day, 18 Percent Currency Rise – The Upshot

Same-sex marriage returns to the Supreme Court – and its prospects look good – Volokh Conspiracy

How To Write A China Arbitration Clause. Badly. Really Badly. – China Law Blog

Counsel, That’s Not Your Normal Speaking Voice, Is It? – Lowering the Bar

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How One Hospital Turns Doctors into Leaders – Harvard Business Review

The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work, and What They Do Instead – TheUpshot

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Harvard Grad Threatens Legal Action Over $4 Charge – Lowering the Bar

Davek na sladke brezalkoholne pijače: prispevek k izboljšanju zdravja mlajših

Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano (MKGP) je objavilo predlog Zakona o posebni trošarini na brezalkoholne pijače z vsebnostjo sladkorja oziroma sladil. S tem je tudi odprlo javno razpravo, ki bo trajala do 8. decembra 2014. Krovni nosilec zakona je Ministrstvo za finance (MF). Pri njegovi pripravi pa poleg MKGP sodeluje tudi Ministrstvo za zdravje.

Dokument razkriva, da je osnovni cilj predloga zakona uveljaviti ekonomski instrument, ki bo upočasnil rast porabe sladkih brezalkoholnih pijač, in s tem prispevati k manjšemu vnosu enostavnih in prostih sladkorjev v prehrano ljudi, ter dolgoročno, k izboljšanju zdravstvenega stanja predvsem mlajše populacije, ki v pretežni meri posega po teh pijačah.[1]

V vladi opozarjajo na različne študije, ki ugotavljajo, da ima prekomerno uživanje sladkih brezalkoholnih pijač, zlasti zaradi velike vsebnosti (naravnega ali dodanega) sladkorja, številne negativne učinke na zdravje. Med temi so zlasti debelost, zvišana vrednost krvnega sladkorja, diabetes tipa 2, zvišan krvni pritisk in dislipidemije. Študije navajajo kot posebej ranljivo skupino mladostnike, saj je mogoče pri njih zaznati veliko negativnih učinkov na zdravje. Poleg tega se poraba sladkih brezalkoholnih pijač pri mlajših še povečuje.[2]

Nadaljuj z branjem Davek na sladke brezalkoholne pijače: prispevek k izboljšanju zdravja mlajših