15 German Law Journal No. 6 (2014)
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This issue finds us engaged with the issues and critical perspectives that have long occupied the Journal’s editors. The significance of the past for German law is profoundly evident in Federal Minister Heiko Maas' speech on the proposed reform of Germany's homicide statutes. The past is also very present in an excellent survey of German property restitution issues that was contributed by Dostal, Strauss and von Carlowitz. Continuing one of the Journal's finest traditions, we are very lucky to have a wonderful case-note on a recent decision of the Federal Constitutional Court. Fenger and Lindemann provide an invaluable guide for the Journal's English-speaking readership to the FRAPORT decision, which, according to some light-hearted commentary, made the Frankfurt Airport the "freest place on earth." Europe also gets its due. Zhang considers the European data protection regime from a unique, transnational perspective. And Abazi examines the parliamentary control of the increasingly relevant EUROPOL. I am particularly pleased to be able to offer you a set of pieces under the heading "Europe and the Lost Generation." These pieces—from Poulou, Brunkhorst, Caruso and Fach-Gomez—respond to a GLJ call for papers that sought to give voice to legal researchers who are thinking and writing about the European project in the light of the human toll that has resulted from the rescue and bailout measures deployed in response to Europe's soverign-debt and banking crises. Perhaps these pieces will stir others to write, thereby breaking the silence on this political and moral calamity. We would welcome new contributions on this point. Finally, it is with great sadness that we join many others in mourning the recent passing of McGill Law Professor H. Patrick Glenn. No one who works from a transnational perspective on the law will have eluded his profound insights on the enduring complexity and diversity of increasingly globalized legal systems. The work of the German Law Journal—existing at the intersection of the local and cosmopolitan—is unavoidably a continuing tribute to Glenn.