Issue 1/2015 of “integration” published
In the new issue of integration Waldemar Hummer analyses, whether the Investor to State Dispute Settlement procedure in the EU Agreements TTIP, CETA and TISA have damaging effects on democracy and legitimacy and how the EU reacts to the European Citizens’ Initiative “Stop TTIP”. Werner Hoyer identifies critical weaknesses in the financing of innovative companies as well as for research, development and infrastructure in Europe and illustrates how the EIB and the investment plan for Europe may help to tackle these structural weaknesses. Furthermore, the negotiations on the European banking union are analysed as well as the impact of the introduction of “Spitzenkandidaten” in the European elections 2014 on the political system of the EU. A book review describes the author’s plea for a European common good and several conference reports focus on EU mixed agreements, EU relations to the southern Mediterranean and to the Caucasus.
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