Inequality as National Identity – the Federal Paradox.

The Flemish Care Insurance Case in a Comparative Perspective

Fundamental rights and the principle of equality may be part of a Member States’ national identity and thus protected by Article 4 (2) TEU. This blogpost argues that within federal states such as Belgium, paradoxically the same holds true for the principle of (federal) inequality, which allows federal entities to treat similar situations differently than other federal entities. Continue reading “Inequality as National Identity – the Federal Paradox.”