An Atypical Marriage in Labour Law – Coupling Atypical Forms of Employment with the Sphere of Labour Inspections

The atypical forms of employment constitute one of the most exciting issues in the world of labour law nowadays. The growth of these relationships is the outcome of multiple forces. It reflects changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change – such as the increased role of women in the world’s labour force – but also legislative changes, which characterises the Hungarian situation as well. Read more… (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

Erasmus+ Funding Instruments for Social Inclusion in the Field of Education, Training and Youth

The Erasmus+ Programme, the European Commission’s current programme supporting education, training, youth and sport in Europe, aims to provide a total of €14.7 billion in funding in these policy areas between 2014 and 2020. Since the adoption of the Paris Declaration in 2015, the programme began allocating specific funding to innovative transnational cooperation projects promoting social inclusion. The aim of this note is twofold: firstly, to examine this specific priority and the projects selected for funding in greater detail, and secondly, to explore the potential of other Erasmus+ actions for the facilitation of social inclusion. Read more… (Dániel Szilágyi)

The right to education of vulnerable social groups in the European Union

The first appearance of the concept of vulnerable social groups in a European legal context can be traced back to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. The expression was originally usedin relation to the Romani minority, however, in later decisions, the forum drew attention to the vulnerability of several different groups – among others, the mentally disabled, people living with HIV and asylum seekers. The recognition of vulnerability simultaneously requires special measures taken to protect the interests of those affected. Read more... (Dániel Szilágyi)

Feasibility of green auctions in the Marosszög, Hungary

A major goal within the 2013 reform of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is “greening” of farming activities (that is land use change to environmentally more beneficial farming practices). The CAP provides direct incentives for such activities by means of green subsidies. This note summarise the results of an „auction game” testing the farmer’s motivation for using one of the specific instruments of that greening policy. Read more… (András Kis and Gábor Ungvári)

Commission Publishes Guidance On The Notion Of State Aid

On 19 May 2016, the European Commission published its Notice on the notion of State aid as referred to in Article 107(1) TFEU (’Notice’). This guidance can be used to determine whether public spending falls within or outside the scope of EU State aid control. It is also intended to facilitate public investment in the … Olvass tovább

EU Steps Up Pressure On Hungary Over Its Land Act Restrictions

The European Commission (EC) takes infringement procedure to second level against Hungary for restrictions on farmland. (Brussels, 26 May 2016) Background The Commission has launched the infringement procedure against Hungary concerning restrictions on the acquisition of arable land in the country’s land act in March 2015. EC has launched similar procedures in connection with the … Olvass tovább