National Diversity Is the Sine Qua Non of EU Reform and European Revival – conversation with Christopher DeMuth2021. október 11. 23:05
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is quite right that the contours of European integration need to be reviewed with an eye towards substantial reforms; he is ahead of the pack on this as on many other matters. The architects of “ever closer union” said it would produce a continental economic powerhouse; instead, it has produced a stultifying continental bureaucracy and, with it, the sense of decline that Mr. Orbán has emphasized – pointed out Christopher DeMuth in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor
2021. október 3. 8:07
“Pick up any presidential book and you’ll find plenty of anecdotes that represent America’s ideals—self-invention, practicality, individualism, hard work.” – Craig Fehrman pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor about his new book that tells the story of books that Presidents wrote.
Constitutional Patriotism and National Identity Coexist in Japan - conversation with Hajime Yamamoto2021. szeptember 24. 17:50
“It seems since 1945 Japanese society has been balanced by a long-term political domination by the conservative camp and a western type of liberal democracy whose legal basis was given by the current Constitution. Consequently, a kind of constitutional patriotism and a so-called national identity have struggled and coexisted throughout the post-war period” – Hajime Yamamoto, professor of law at the Keio University pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor.
2021. szeptember 17. 20:20
"Courts have to cooperate in securing the legal order of the European Union, which consists of the EU law corpus and the national law. I always describe it as a table with twenty-seven feet. The table plate alone would not stand without the legs as they are bound together in order that they work" – Peter M. Huber Professor of Law and Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor.
"The More Diverse the Integration Becomes, the Softener the Approach Should Be" - conversation with Rajko Knez2021. szeptember 6. 19:33
“Using force or threat to glue us together is not democratic. In my childhood, I lived in a state which was forced to be together. It did not end well. It never does. I have learned that. Instead, my approach to Europe is a very cautious bottom-up approach which would respect diversity. Democracy is indeed a slow and difficult, challenging process. It takes time; it is not always easy to understand. It is challenging all the time” – Rajko Knez, President of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor.
2021. szeptember 3. 18:24
“Today Reagan would likely broaden the critique to note how democracy is increasingly eroded by what is called “the Administrative State” on both sides of the Atlantic, that is, government and multi-national centers of power that are not directly accountable to voters or individual nations, such as the European Union’s bureaucratic rule-making machinery, or the World Trade Organization. This kind of government degrades national sovereignty and democratic accountability, and threatens self-government itself in the fullness of time.” – Steven Hayward pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor.
Europe Needs To Maintain a Good Working Relationship with China and the United States - conversation with Peter A.G. van Bergeijk2021. augusztus 12. 14:14
Globalization and deglobalization come in alternating waves phases of strong globalization carry the seeds of their destruction, that is: such phases generate the forces that ultimately set limits and force a retreat of internationalization – Peter A.G. van Bergeijk pointed, professor at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor.
2021. augusztus 4. 22:56
“Nations and religions connect us to eternity: they say that you are Hungarian, Polish or whatever and thus you have a destiny, duties, and some traditional guidance in life” -- Arthur Milikh Executive Director of the Center for the American Way of Life pointed in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor about the values in America and in Europe, the differences between “Somewheres” and the “Anywheres” along with the failure of the cosmopolitan project.
The Careless Use of “Human Rights” Will Soon Reduce Them to Ridicule – conversation with Hurst Hannum2021. július 17. 21:42
“The mindless proliferation or invention of rights to address ever-more-specific groups and issues also undermines the principle of universality that lies at the core of international human rights. In most cases, the major problems in the world today do not require new rights but rather implementation of those that are already recognized” – Hurst Hannum, professor of internatiol law at the Tufts University pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the National University of Public Service
"The Asymmetry of International Investment Law Is a Major Challange" - conversation with Tomoko Ishikawa2021. július 14. 19:55
Investment arbitration is a one-way street in which the host state is a perpetual respondent. Likewise, the vast majority of existing IIAs provides host state obligation alone without any references to investors’ responsibilities. I think that the international investment regime should be reformed and the reform process should allow certain flexibility to incorporate different needs and demands, using, for example, opt-in and opt-out methods – Tomoko Ishikawa professor of international law at Nagoya University pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor.
2021. június 26. 22:59
Very few people trust private companies to make fundamental decisions about freedom of speech and issues of human safety. Those are traditional functions of government and soon we will be enacting laws and regulations that set the limits – Darrell West vice president of the Brookings Institute pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher of the National University of Public Service.
What We Are Seeing Now Is a Movement Towards the “Localization of Supply Chains” – conversation with Robert Handfield2021. június 20. 18:35
The economics will no longer be only on labor costs, but also on working capital, velocity and inventory. Organizations will focus on moving material more swiftly and responding more quickly to costumers instead of seeking arbitrage on labor costs. I think that type of strategy has run its course and it is not going to continue – Robert Handfield, Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher of the National University of Public Service.
L'aversion de la Cour européenne pour des traités d'investissements intra-européennes peut se comprendre - entretien avec Arnaud de Nanteuil2021. június 18. 22:01
A titre personnel je regrette vraiment le refus d’ouvrir le renvoi préjudiciel aux tribunaux arbitraux. Mais du point de vue du droit européen cette solution est logique – dit Arnaud de Nanteuil professuer de droit international à l’ Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne dans une entretien avec Lénárd Sándor.
2021. június 4. 19:11
"What we will likely see is a longer-term supply chain shift. We have already started to see the shift of high-labor work from China to other countries such as Vietnam, India, and Mexico. I anticipate companies and countries will continue this trend; it just may not be so evident since it is more of a long-term strategy" – Lorena Mathien, associate professor of the State University of New York at Buffalo pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the National University of Public Service.
The Waiver of Patent Rights Is Not the Appropriate Tool to Address Vaccine Scarcity – conversation with Ana Santos Rutchman2021. május 29. 10:33
I do not think that the waiver will help us overcoming the current vaccine shortage. The first problem is that there is not enough infrastructure – manufacturing facilities, equipment, personnel – to expand vaccine production to the levels it should be at to meet pandemic demand. In this context, altering the intellectual property status quo does little – Ana Santos Rutschman, assistant professor at the Saint Louis University School of Law pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the National University of Public Service.
2021. május 24. 7:29
Government reliance on private speech controls to secure an orderly transition of power, or even the perception of such reliance, does damage to the state’s legitimacy. If private rather than state power ensures the security of the state, the state may be seen as subordinate to the institutions that protect it – Will Duffield, a policy analyst of CATO Institute pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the National University of Public Service.
2021. május 16. 22:33
I think that the connection between antitrust law and constitutional regime is important; however, it is rarely made. To the extent that these platforms are dominant and thus have complete control over some aspects of digital social life like Twitter for microblogging or Google for search or Facebook for social networking, they start to approximate to a state -- Professor Frank Pasquale pointed out in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the National University of Public Service.
2021. május 8. 17:14
"Brexit is best understood as a narrow majority of the British people asserting that their national identity was more important than their European identity. But I do think it will have to be resolved one way or another. Europe cannot endure, permanently half national and half supra-national" - William Voegeli pointed out in an conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher of the National University of Public Service.