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Professor of political economy, Ramapo College of New Jersey
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Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
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Professor of Political Science and Law, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University, USA
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Anti-fascist collective NSU Watch
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Former Vice-President of the European Commision, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
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