Joint publication from TEPSA and the Egmont Institute: “The reform of the EU courts (III). The Brilliant Alternative Approach of the European Court of Human Rights” By Franklin Dehousse

TEPSTEPSA-EgmontA is very happy to announce the publication of the 3rd report on “The reform of the EU courts” by Franklin Dehousse, in cooperation with the Egmont Institute.

The report compares the completely opposite justice reform strategies of the European Union and the Council of Europe. It underlines the multiple advantages of the participatory, transparent and progressive strategy for judicial reform followed by the Council of Europe. In that perspective, the doubling of the EU General Court has become the new symbol of a generally obese system of EU institutions.

Franklin Dehousse is professor (on sabbatical in abeyance) at the University of Liège, and judge at the General Court. The paper is written in collaboration with Benedetta Marsicola, who is legal assistant in the General Court. This article is written in a strictly personal capacity.

The report can be downloaded here.

Joint publication from TEPSA, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung


“Dilemmas of Europeanisation: Political Choices and Economic Transformations in the Eastern Partnership Countries”, Ed. by Aldis Austers, Ilvija Bruge, Andris Spruds.  . Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2016.

This book provides theoretical and practical insights of the Europeanisation transformations taking place in the Eastern Partnership countries and discusses how the economic ties between the EU and the partners affect these transformations. This collection of articles is authored by a group of international scholars and offers a first-hand account into the experiences of the six Eastern Partners. The subjects include adaptability and challenges of the EU’s external governance in a tense geopolitical environment, effectiveness of the Association Agreements and newly proposed Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas, analysis of specific country situations and a comparison of the partners’ potential for consistent Europeanisation.

The publication is part of TEPSA’s project “Eastern Neighbours and Russia: close links with EU citizens – ENURC”.