Should citizenship be for sale? Is it acceptable to buy a citizenship? These were the questions that arose after a discussion related to the acquisition of the EU. As a humorous solution, I suggested buying a citizenship based on the well-known concept of 'money can solve all problems'. Even though this idea may have seemed amusing at first, it started a thought process about the risks such a transaction can entail.

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‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’ Coco Chanel

Law as a science has to adapt to new challenges. Due to social, economic, and technical growth society and subsequently the law face new difficulties that need to be legally regulated. Fashion has always been a part of everyday life, but recently, due to the emergence of intellectual property rights and varied issues in business and other legal fields, a new legal discipline has been created. This article is an introduction to fashion law. In the first part, the history of fashion is analysed and the term is divided into three main categories. In the second part, the article introduces fashion as a legal discipline, its creator, and the main issues fashion law currently deals with.

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Under EU competition law, Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) places a special responsibility on undertakings not to abuse their dominant position in the relevant market. As there has long been a debate as to what constitutes freedom for the purpose of competition law, this essay will critically analyse the correlation between the republican concept of ‘freedom as non-dominance’ and the Court’s analysis of the notion of ‘abuse of dominance’ within the meaning of Article 102, and then demonstrate that the republican policies are most applicable and realistic for competition law.

Even though one may not be interested in politics at all, it is sure that on January 31, 2020 everybody was aware of the fact that the United Kingdom left the European Union. The newspaper titles all around the world were announcing the same news: after 47 years of membership, the UK officially withdrew from the EU (The New York Times, 2020). What is going to happen now? How is it going to affect our lives? In my opinion, one issue, in particular, is of great significance. As a result of Brexit UK citizens will no longer be EU citizens, or will they? According to Article 9 of the Treaty on European Union and Article 20 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, every person granted a citizenship of a Member State is automatically a citizen of the EU. This citizenship shall be additional to and not replace national citizenship (Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, 2016). As a rational consequence of the withdrawal from the EU, many would automatically assume that Brexit results in the European Union citizenship ceasing to exist for UK nationals. To cure this problem, many scholars and commentators proposed an idea of an associate EU citizenship claiming that the UK citizens ‘can never become the victims of Brexit’ (Read, 2019). But what is this associate EU citizenship?

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