Icon*S 2016

  • Chronos and Kairos of Constitutionalism – The Polish case

    … Τοῖς πᾶσι χρόνος καὶ καιρὸς τῷ παντὶ πράγματι ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανόν.[1] This Septuagint translation of a verse from the book of Ecclesiastes points to a fundamental distinction regarding the transience – the distinction between chronos (time) and kairos (a right moment). Time is everlasting and consists of singular kairoi. Kairos, being its…

    Verfassungsblog- 35 Leser -
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation: Powerful Tool for Data Subjects?

    … Against All Odds – The Adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation Two months ago, the European Parliament and the Council have enacted the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as the result of a 4 years running legislative procedure. For a long time, it was uncertain whether the regulation could be passed at all: Not only…

    Verfassungsblog- 29 Leser -
  • The Hungarian Constitutional Court’s case with the ECHR: an ambivalent relationship

    … attitude towards the ECHR largely depends on the presenting justice’s personal conviction, and it is yet to be seen if the practice gets consolidated after the election of the new justices. SUGGESTED CITATION Polgari, Eszter: The Hungarian Constitutional Court’s case with the ECHR: an ambivalent relationship, VerfBlog, 2016/6/22, http://verfassungsblog.de/the-hungarian-constitutional-courts-case-with-the-echr-an-ambivalent-relationship/. …

    Verfassungsblog- 23 Leser -
  • Time to Overcome TTIP’s Many Informational Asymmetries

    … of their negotiations as well as outcomes are increasingly questioned today. The rationale pursued by the claim for greater transparency is to guarantee an equal access and representation of the many interests affected by the proposed agreements. When compared with previous, traditional trade negotiations, considerable efforts have been made, notably…

    Alberto Alemanno/ Verfassungsblog- 33 Leser -
  • Transformation of EU Constitutionalism

    … The EU constitutionalism has been transformed. For the worse. The causes for that are well known. They are the sum of consecutive, unresolved financial, economic, political, humanitarian and security crises. This post is not interested into causal relationship between the crises. It centers instead on their aggregate negative outcome…

    Matej Avbelj/ Verfassungsblog- 40 Leser -

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