Power of referendum – the Irish phenomenon

In 2012, the Hungarian government introduced a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Only a year later, Croatia held a constitutional referendum, which clarified that marriage can be available to opposite sex partners only. In February 2015, Slovakia held a similar popular vote, which, however, fell short of the required turnout. It should be noted that […]

La concertación

Los tributos que constituyen el sistema tributario de los Territorios Históricos son los llamados tributos concertados. La concertación de un impuesto significa que dicho impuesto se incluye en el régimen tributario de los Territorios Históricos, y que, por tanto las instituciones competentes de Álava, Bizkaia y Gipuzkoa deberán establecer, mantener y regular. Estos tributos concertados […]

Dutch Partial Ban on Islamic Veil in Public Spaces

In my previous post I analyzed the first ruling at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), “S.A.S v. France”, concerning the full-face veil. The ECtHR introduced the principle “living together” as a legitimate aim to ban the burqa and niqab in France, on the basis that wearing the full-face veil hinders communication among individuals. […]

S.A.S v France: Towards a General Prohibition of the Full-Face Veil in Europe?

In this post I would like to analyze the first ruling at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), “S.A.S v. France”, concerning the full-face veil. In this case a Muslim woman, who voluntarily wore the niqab, alleged that the burqa-ban passed in France breached her right to manifest her Islamic faith according to article 9 […]

El caso Aitana

Es un verdadero placer para nuestro Blog contar con autores invitados. En esta ocasión estamos felices de poder compartir la contribución de Silvia Alonso Guijarro. Silvia estudió periodismo en Valladolid con estancias en la “Université de Liège” y “Carlos III de Madrid”, actualmente trabaja como trainee en @amadeusESP. En su entrada analiza un aspecto de gran relevancia tanto para […]

Viajando por la fiscalidad

Quisiera inaugurar una sección dedicada a conocer un poco mejor los sistemas fiscales que hay en el mundo, y como no podía ser de otra manera, en la primera de esta serie de entradas que iré publicando, me gustaría esbozar una introducción al sistema fiscal español, o mejor dicho, a los sistemas fiscales que podemos […]

Fancy an extra citizenship? Voila, for a generous fee, there is plenty to choose from…

It is a great pleasure for us to introduce Jakub Pawlowicz, our first guest blogger. He studied Law in the UK and specialized in European and International Public Law at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Currently, he is an intern at the European Ombudsman. In his post, he describes the possible scenario of how go-between agencies offer to handle applications for naturalisation […]