Schlagwort-Archive: Saar Blueprints

Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich, LL.M., Direktor des Europa-Instituts und Inhaber eines Jean-Monnet-Lehrstuhls für Europäische Integration, Antidiskriminierung, Menschenrechte und Vielfalt an der Universität des Saarlandes lädt Interessierte ein, Texte auf Deutsch oder Englisch zur Online-Veröffentlichung auf unserem Blog Jean-Monnet-Saar einzureichen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich, LL.M., Director of the Europa Institut and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Antidiscrimination, Human Rights and Diversity at Saarland University, calls for papers in order to publish them on our Blog Jean-Monnet-Saar. Further information are available here.

Regulation of Technology in the EU and beyond – General Data Protection Regulation, Safe Harbor (C-362/14), Data Retention and more

Saar Blueprint features analysis of Safe Harbor Decision „Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner“ (C-362/14) and other recent developments

The most recent publication in our Saar Blueprint series has the title „Regulation of Technology in the EU and beyond – The state of play in autumn 2015.“ The analysis features the state of play in the negotiations on the General Data Protection Regulation, a comment on the Safe Harbor Decision (C-362/14) and the Umbrella agreement, an overview on recent developments in Data Retention and more.

You can download the text via this link. We wish you pleasant reading!

Proposals for a future European State Bankruptcy law

Kanad Bagchi writes about the problems and proposes changes

The latest addition to our Saar Blueprints describes the challenges of a future state bankruptcy law in the EU. The Saar Blueprints series is a e-paper journal which gives young and aspiring academics the chance to publish their views on recent matters of European Law and European Integration.


The European Union’s response to the sovereign debt crisis, although mixed and delayed, has been revolutionary and unparalleled at best. In the backdrop of discussions on a broader role for the private sector in such crisis situations, there has been a renewed call for an institutional mechanism to effectuate ‘orderly debt restructurings’. In that connection, there have been various influential proposals calling for decisive Union action as against its siloblinkered ad-hoc responses. This paper is a contribution to that debate and one, which unflinchingly calls for an institutional framework to deal with future sovereign restructurings in the Europe. In this regard, the author is inspired by and at the same time, goes beyond previous proposals on this issue. At the outset, the paper provides the reader with a background to the crisis and the lessons learnt from the same. It then explores the contours of a ‘good bankruptcy law’ for sovereigns and examines its need and relevance. Finally, the author unveils his own proposal for a new European Sovereign Debt Restructuring Framework, to be envisaged under the egis of the ESM Treaty. In an attempt to produce more clarity, the paper suggests certain model amendments to the ESM treaty and hopes that this will provide a basis for further debate.

The paper can be accessed and downloaded directly via this link.