Category Archives: European Union law

Three days is a long time in politics

On Wednesday Theresa May notified the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. The six-page letter triggering the Article 50 process is here. And the response?  Donald Tusk was clear: ‘There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, neither in Brussels, nor… Read More »

The value of libraries; the adoption of the TIPP. 2 recent blogs

Librarians Ruth Bird (@oxfordbirds) and Margaret Watson (@MargaretLawBod) have recently published blogs on issues that may be of interest to our readers. Ruth wrote about the value of libraries in the Canadian forum, slaw.ca, with this introduction: “I am using the column this time to explain my anxiety that society risks losing too much as the… Read More »

Finding EU documents: good news for EU researchers

Where can I find … Jean Monnet’s speeches at the inauguration of the European Coal and Steel Community High Authority in August 1952, Luxembourg … or … a 2010 EU study of gender differences in educational outcomes … or …a 1976 study on the mobility of performing artists within the European Community? At one time,… Read More »

Finding out about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

On 31 July, the European Ombudsman opened investigations into the European Commission and the Council concerning transparency and public participation in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. Negotiations between the US and the EU began in July 2013, but the 17-page document containing the EU negotiating directives has not been disclosed… Read More »

Cambridge University Press law e-books

The Law Bod has taken out a trial subscription to all the law titles available via CUP’s University Publishing Online. This means holders of an Oxford Single Sign On have full-text access to all law titles until 13 July 2015. At that date we shall assess how useful the package has proved to be, before… Read More »

From out of the woods did a cuckoo fly

(A traditional Czech Carol translated by Percy Dearmer). This traditional Czech carol, about a cuckoo, a pidgeon and a dove, reminds us of the importance of diversity in the bird population.  The Birds Directive  is a codified version of Directive 79/409/EEC, which is the EU’s oldest piece of nature legislation.  This is the sort of… Read More »