Folkrätten, EU-rätten och flyktingarna på Medelhavet (2016:6epa)

Ratcovich Martin

Around one million refugees and migrants are said to have made their way to Europe crossing the Mediterranean last year. The European Union is still struggling to find durable solutions to the situation, but what really applies to the handling of refugees at sea? Which set of rules govern EU-coordinated activities such as Operation Triton and Operation Sophia? In this analysis, Martin Ratcovich explains international law and EU law with bearing on the refugee flows across the Mediterranean.

Fiske i fjärran vatten: En studie om EU:s fiskeriavtal med utvecklingsländer (2016:12)

Blomquist Johan, Hammarlund Cecilia, Waldo Staffan

For some developing countries, the compensation for fisheries agreements with the European Union constitutes 30–50 per cent of the total government budget. In this report, Johan Blomquist, Cecilia Hammarlund and Staffan Waldo (AgriFood Economics Centre) analyse the effects of the EU’s partnership agreements with countries in Western Africa, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

  • EU's External Relations

Overseeing the rule of law in the European Union: Legal mandate and means (2016:1epa)

Hillion Christophe

Contentious changes in the laws of Poland and Hungary have deepened concerns about disregard for the rule of law in the European Union. This analysis suggests that Member States have entrusted the Union with a legal mandate and means to ensure respect for the rule of law, including at national level.

  • EU structure and governance



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