The 2015 EU-Africa Joint-Valletta Action Plan on Immigration: Shared Responsibility and its Various Meanings
Demyanova E.A. SPAIN IN THE EU: RESULTS. This article is devoted to studying of the results of Spain's accession to the European Union. The research is based on investigation of gradual integration of Spain in the carrying out of the main EU policies, such as: fiscal, monetary, foreign trade and foreign exchange, and estimation of how this affected the Spanish economy. As a result of realized analysis the following conclusion can be made - the participation in EU policy has helped Spain to deal with many problems that existed for a long time and leaded to stabilizing economic growth rates.
Der Sammelband vereint herausragende Beiträge der Konferenz Welt und Wissenschaft 2017 an der National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moskau.
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This article contains a comparative analysis of Russian and European systems of statistical data, which identifies common problems and suggests methods for improving Russia’s system of statistical records. The paper delves into three common problems in Russia. The first is that research and development (R&D) costs are allocated as part of the innovation process, while the second is that the cost of innovation is not listed separately in the financial records (reducing their accuracy and also requiring statistical surveys). The third is that different industries use their own classifications and parameters. The document says that Russia now has problems using European statistical methods, data on the association of public and private investments, and calculating the level of R&D spending by European Union (EU) methods. With respect to tax calculation, the study finds that since the EU calculation is based on the proportion of costs and amount of value added tax (VAT), the revenue rate will tend to be overstated for countries - like Russia - which base a significant proportion of their income on raw materials. In consequence, the review has outlined a number of revenue proposals, such as making tax incentives for private enterprise a proportion of the cost of innovation. It has also suggested that the Russian government and business sectors separately determine revenue costs, while also disregarding industries that do not employ an acceptable number of researchers by scientific sector or branches of production. In conclusion, the blueprint says the Russian system’s principal drawback is its insufficient application of teaching materials based on the practical experience of the EU countries. The general assumption is that innovative development would be impossible without the application of a reliable system for collecting statistics on innovative activities.
Nowadays, the European Union has faced significant difficulties associated with the creation of a uniform mechanism for determining the personal law (Statute) of legal entities, i.e. single collision bindings to the personal statutes of companies. Attempts to achieve convergence and harmonization of national legislations in this matter have not yet been crowned with success. The purpose of this study is to analyze the provisions applied in the countries of the European Union, the criteria for determining the personal law of legal persons, as well as judicial practice aimed at the gradual approximation, harmonization and leveling of contradictions in various legal systems. In the article, using a comparative method of research, a detailed analysis of the norms of international treaties and the case law of the Court of the European Union regulating the recognition of legal personality of legal persons was carried out. The following conclusions are drawn as a result of the development of the case law of the European Union: the movement of both the statutory and actual location of the company is allowed under the law of the European Union;the establishment of a company in a state with a more liberal corporate regime is not an abuse of the institution's freedom, even if it serves to circumvent the norms of another member state in which all the company's activities will be carried out; is also not an abuse of the performance of activities not at the place of registration but at the location of the branch of the company; the receiving state is obliged to recognize that a foreign company conducts its activities on its territory, to recognize its legal personality, the settlement theory in this case does not work; the host State can not prohibit a transnational merger and its registration in its registry, if such registration is allowed when merging national companies; the company may move its statutory or actual location to another state without loss of legal personality under the law of the state of creation; the question of the possibility of maintaining the legal capacity and the law applicable to the company (state of creation) when moving to a foreign state is decided by the state of creation itself, which in this case has the right to prohibit or restrict such movement; if the company intends to change the applicable law and take the legal form of the company provided in the receiving state, the state of establishment can not prohibit the migration of the company and oblige it to be liquidated, provided that such a migration is allowed by the receiving state.
The role of the EU as a model for global institutions
The article is devoted to the study of the authoritarianism prevalent in the mass consciousness of Russians. The article describes a new approach to the consideration of the authoritarian syndrome as the effects of the cultural trauma as a result of political and socio-cultural transformation of society. The article shows the dynamics of the symptoms of the authoritarianism, which appear in the mass consciousness of Russians from 1993 to 2011. This paper proposes a package of measures aimed at reducing the level of the authoritarianism in Russian society.
This work looks at a model of spatial election competition with two candidates who can spend effort in order to increase their popularity through advertisement. It is shown that under certain condition the political programs of the candidates will be different. The work derives the comparative statics of equilibrium policy platform and campaign spending with respect the distribution of voter policy preferences and the proportionality of the electoral system. In particular, it is whown that the equilibrium does not exist if the policy preferences are distributed over too narrow an interval.
The article examines "regulatory requirements" as a subject of state control over business in Russia. The author deliberately does not use the term "the rule of law". The article states that a set of requirements for business is wider than the legislative regulation.
First, the article analyzes the regulatory nature of the requirements, especially in the technical field. The requirements are considered in relation to the rule of law. The article explores approaches to the definition of regulatory requirements in Russian legal science. The author analyzes legislation definitions for a set of requirements for business. The author concludes that regulatory requirements are not always identical to the rule of law. Regulatory requirements are a set of obligatory requirements for entrepreneurs’ economic activity. Validation failure leads to negative consequences.
Second, the article analyzes the problems of the regulatory requirements in practice. Lack of information about the requirements, their irrelevance and inconsistency are problems of the regulatory requirements in Russia.
Many requirements regulating economic activity are not compatible with the current development level of science and technology. The problems are analyzed on the basis of the Russian judicial practice and annual monitoring reports by Higher School of Economics.
Finally, the author provides an approach to the possible solution of the regulatory requirements’ problem. The author proposes to create a nationwide Internet portal about regulatory requirements. The portal should contain full information about all regulatory requirements. The author recommends extending moratorium on the use of the requirements adopted by the bodies and organizations of the former USSR government.