August 30, 2023

25 Years on: “Globalisation” Revisited

When I visited my parents earlier this month, I stumbled across a book which I remember using as a reference for a final-year school essay: Globalisierung: Politische, ökonomische und kulturelle Herausforderungen (=Globalisation: Political, Economic and Cultural Challenges) by Helmut Schmidt.
October 21, 2021

Changing Competences

The European Union often concludes international trade agreements, which contain shared competences with the Member States (the so-called mixed competences agreements), thus they require ratification from the national and/or regional parliaments in order to be enforced.