Tag Archives: European Union

Happy Europe Day!

The European Union celebrates Europe Day today to commemorate the 1950 Schuman Declaration proposing consolidated European coal and steel industries, binding these  nations so closely together that renewed war would be unthinkable. The Schuman Declaration is considered to be the … Continue reading

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Fab Four Copyright

59 previously unreleased Beatles songs were made commercially available today. Is there a big demand for these BBC and studio sessions outtakes from 1963? Probably not, but due to European Union copyright law only recordings released within 50 years of … Continue reading

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Happy Europe Day!

May 9 commemorates the 1950 Schuman Declaration which proposed merging the coal and steel industries of European countries in a way that would preclude future wars between the countries. Today, the European Union ties together the economic interests (and more) … Continue reading

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New Book: Search Engine Freedom!

Search engines play a pivotal role in connecting people to the information and resources they desire. But what rules or laws govern how these search engines work and can we trust our search results?  Author Joris van Hoboken explores the … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize!

In an unusual move the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 was awarded today, not to an individual or NGO, but to the European Union, for its six decades of work towards building a peaceful Europe. The Law Library is proud … Continue reading

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Europe Day!

On the May 9, 1950, then French foreign minister Robert Schuman presented his proposal to pool the French and German coal and steel industries for their joint economic benefit and the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the … Continue reading

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New Book: European Financial Crisis!

Every day brings more news of the European debt crisis. Many point to the weak central control of the Euro Zone as a catalyst for the current financial crisis. The newly published book Financial Services, Financial Crisis and General European … Continue reading

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