Saar Briefs


A Fervent Call For An Immediate Sovereign Debt Restructuring Plan for Greece

A response to the current situation and thoughts on a possible solution by Kanad Bagchi[1] Amidst the worsening situation in Greece, the IMF on 14th July updated its preliminary debt sustainability analysis on the country’s public debt, classifying the same as “highly unsustainable”.[2] The alarming tone of the present report […]


The inconsistent guardians of Human Rights in the Digital Age – Differing Standards and a Missed Opportunity

Analysis of the ECJ Opinion in Willems and Others (C-446/12 to C-449/12) by Kanad Bagchi and Oskar Josef Gstrein[1] I. Introduction On the 16th of April 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union (hereinafter ‘CJEU’/‘ECJ’/‘Court’) handed down its opinion[2] on the interpretation of Regulation No. 2252/2004[3]. In essence, […]


The Long Road Towards a Genuine Central Bank – ECB and its OMT Program

Reflections and analysis of ECJ case C-62/14 – Gauweiler and Others Kanad Bagchi[1] Taking the cue from the opinion of Advocate General Villalon, the European Central Bank (hereinafter ‘ECB’) decided to go ahead with its version of quantitative easing through a Governing Council decision on the 22nd January 2015,[2] despite […]


The Prospective Impact of the TTIP Agreement on the European Union’s Power to Regulate

Opening Statement of Prof. Giegerich at the Panel Discussion „TTIP: Prosperous future or endless dispute in Transatlantic Relations?“ By Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich, LL.M. – a more extensive Jean-Monnet Expert Paper in German on the topic is available here One major objection voiced against TTIP is that the Agreement would […]


EU Accession to the ECHR: In Defense of the ECJ

Comments on The Fallibility of The European Union Accession Project By Kanad Bagchi* Opinion 2/13 received considerable criticism from the academic world both in terms of its uncompromising stance and inaccurate reasoning.[1] That apart, literature depicting the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”/ “Court”) as a power hungry […]