Remarks on state sovereignty in light of the Lotus caseExcerpt: International law is based on the sovereignty of states. This sovereignty forms the regulatory principle of that law. In spite of the regular attacks against it by some supporters of the doctrine over recent years, sovereignty still constitutes the basis of law. International law originates from states and ends with states. This is not affected by the fact that it is addressed to individuals, and that individuals have specific, robust rights within states, the best example of which are human rights.
Dr. Marcin Kaldunski
The inadequacy of the current European Union is increasingly evident, as the recent story of the tragic vaccine supply mess has also shown. The need to reform it on a new moral, political, social and economic basis is increasingly pressing.
On 9 January 2020, a number of leading personalities in the European Parliament, including Guy Verhofstadt, Manfred Weber, Iratxe García Pérez, Ska Keller, and Helmut Scholz, in representation of the liberal, Christian democratic, socialist, green, and left-wing groups, submitted a motion for a resolution to the European Parliament recommending a conference on the future of Europe.