The Rise and Fall of Normative Europe

Over the last 12 months, the European Union (EU) has experienced dramatic blows to its vision of an integrated Europe. Compared to Brexit and the Eurozone crisis, the increasing failure of the EU’s common asylum policy could be easily overlooked. However, the loss of one of the key elements of “normative Europe” will have significant […]

The EU in a nutshell

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar go to the polls to vote on whether or not to secede from the European Union. For all the hype, it has emerged that many people do not know what the EU does. More relevantly for an international law blog: what exactly is the EU in […]