Category Archives: ΞΕΝΟΓΛΩΣΣΑ ΑΡΘΡΑ

Authoritarian democracy: The new enemies of democracy and human rights in Europe

Nicos C. Alivizatos, Emeritus professor, University of Athens

On the 21st of last January, that is the day after Mr Trump’s inauguration, a meeting, very important symbolically, took place in the German city of Koblenz. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine with the Moselle, Koblenz’s most significant monument is huge statue of Emperor William I on horseback; king of Prussia, the latter […]

In Greece, Constitutional Changes Without Constitutional Revision

Antonis Manitakis, Emeritus ProfessorofLaw Schoo, AristotleUniversity of Thessaloniki, Former Minister, Dean Emeritus “Neapolis” Law School, Pafos, Cyprus

The last thing that the country currently needs is the start of the process for the revision of the Constitution. At a very critical moment for the country’s economy, with the state’s existence being under threat and with the political system collapsing and becoming more and more unreliable, any discussion over constitutional revision is, in […]

State Transformation and the European Integration Project: Lessons from the financial crisis and the Greek paradigm

Evangelos Venizelos, former Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (2011–12, 2013–15), Minister of Foreign Affairs (2013–15), Minister of Finance (2011–12), Minister of Defence (2009–11) and former Leader of PASOK (2012–15). He currently serves as a member of the Greek parliament and is Professor of Constitutional Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Summary: The financial crisis that erupted in the eurozone not only affected the EU’s financial governance mechanisms, but also the very nature of state sovereignty and balances in the relations of member states; thus, the actual inequalities between the member states hidden behind their institutional equality have deteriorated. This transformation is recorded in the case […]

Les réfugiés, le Danemark et la Grèce

Nicos C. Alivizatos, Professeur, Université d'Athènes

Μετά τις συζητήσεις που προκάλεσε και στην Ελλάδα η ψήφιση από το κοινοβούλιο της Δανίας των γνωστών μέτρων κατά των αιτούντων άσυλο στη αυτή σκανδιναβική χώρα (κατασχέσεις τιμαλφών και χρημάτων πάνω από ένα ορισμένο ποσό κατ’ άτομο), ο καθηγητής Ν. Κ. Αλιβιζάτος, μας έστειλε για ανάρτηση το κατωτέρω άρθρο, που απέστειλε σε πολλούς Γάλλους και […]

Greek civil union law (as amended by law 4356/2015)

Greek Law regulating the Civil Union (symfono symviosis = contract of cohabitation) (translated by Panayotis Viopoulos, law student – you may also find it as pdf on this page) Law no. 3719/2008 (FEK = Government Gazette 241/Α'/26.11.2008) on Civil Union Law no.3719/2008 as amended by the provisions of Law  no.4356/2015 (FEK = Government Gazette Α' […]

PPP and the constitutional right to the environment

Antonios Maniatis, PhD, Paris - X University

Abstract The PPP contract is an agreement within public sector bodies enter into long-term contractual agreements with private sector entities for the construction or management of public sector infrastructure facilities by the private sector entity, or the provision of services by the private sector entity to the community on behalf of a public sector entity. […]

Un état d’exception nullement exceptionnel. La crise souveraine et le crépuscule de la Constitution. Un aperçu historique

Iphigenie Kamtsidou, Professeur Associée de Droit Constitutionnel – Université de Thessalonique, Présidente du Centre National de l’Administration Publique et Territoriale

En Grèce, la crise de la dette souveraine s’est présentée comme une circonstance exceptionnelle qui menaçait la survie du pays. Durant le 20e siècle, des circonstances similaires ont été traitées juridiquement sous le concept de l’«état de nécessité», qui, d’après la jurisprudence, justifie le sursis provisoire des garanties constitutionnelles, afin que le danger soit affronté […]

Of Democracy and other Fables: The 2012 Greek Parliamentary Elections

Anna Tsiftsoglou, PhD (University of Athens), LLM (Berkeley); Attorney-at-Law, Courts of Appeals, Greece.

The 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Greece constitute a case-study in many respects. This paper attempts to analyze the subject from different angles, so as to show its legal, political, systemic and ethical dimensions. Overall, the paper deals with the wider questions of democracy, legitimacy and accountability on national and EU level during times of crisis. […]

Reproductive Tourism in Europe: Legal and Ethical Issues The cases of Sweden and Greece

Pikramenou Nikoletta, European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation

Reproductive tourism refers to the travelling of citizens from their country of residence to another country in order to receive fertility treatment through assisted reproductive technology (ART). In Europe, the reasons why people seek reproductive treatments outside their national boundaries are diverse but mainly because regulations differ a lot among countries. The legislations concerning ART […]

Démocratie et citoyenneté européennes: quel avenir pour les peuples de l’Europe?

Iphigenia Kamtsidou, Professeur Assοciee de Droit Constitutionnel, Departement de Droit -Universite Aristote de Thessalonique

Εισήγηση στο συνέδριο «20Jahre nach den Verträgen von Maastricht. Die Europäische Union in der krise?» που διοργάνωσε το Ίδρυμα Rosa Luxembourg, στις10 και 11 Οκτωβρίου 2013 στο Potsdam. La crise souveraine a déclenché des politiques de l’U. E. qui dépassent largement le cadre juridique européen,  influencent l’exercice du pouvoir dans les États membres endettés et […]