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Últimos avances en la cooperación judicial penal: la cooperación reforzada permite la creación de la Fiscalía Europea a partir del Reglamento (UE) 2017/1939

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Abstract: The European Public Prosecutor's Office does not start from scratch, but from a number of efforts of the EU institutions which have paid off with the adoption of Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 of 12 October 2017. This Regulation facilitates enhanced cooperation between Member States on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor...

I giochi d’azzardo on-line, le raccomandazioni e il principio “soft law is no law”

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Abstract: In its judgement of 20 February 2018 (case C-16/16 P, Belgium v. European Commission) the CJEU extends to recommendations its settled case-law that non-binding acts cannot be challenged before the Court of Justice. Moreover, the decision deals with the role of the Commission as institution that can perform, through...

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd e altri: le informazioni ingannevoli possono nuocere alla salute… e alla concorrenza

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Abstract: In a recent case (judgment of 23 January 2018, case C-179/16, Hoffmann-La Roche and others), the Court of Justice held that an arrangement put in place between two undertakings marketing two competing products, which concerned the dissemination of misleading information relating to adverse reactions resulting from the use of one...

It Is not Just About Investor-State Arbitration: 
A Look at Case C-284/16, Achmea BV

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Abstract: In the much-awaited Achmea judgment (of 6 March 2018, case C-284/16 [GC]), the Court of Justice held that investor-state tribunals (ISTs), “such as” the one under the Netherlands-Slovakia intra-EU bilateral investment treaty (BIT) are incompatible with EU law. In this arguably short judgment, the Court of Justice consolidated its...

Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses:
 The Court of Justice and Athena’s Dilemma

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Abstract: This Insight comments on the recent judgment of the Court of Justice in Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses (judgment of 27 February 2018, case C-64/16). The Court took advantage of this case to emphasise the potential of EU law to consolidate and defend the rule of law structures in the Member States. The Court...

Regulation of Sport Activities 
and Right to Respect to Private Life
 Under the European Convention
 on Human Rights

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Abstract: In Fédération Nationale des Syndicats Sportifs (FNASS) and others v. France (judgment of 18 January 2018, no. 48151/11 and 77769/13), the European Court of Human Rights assessed the compatibility between the right to private and family life and a French Order regulating unannounced anti-doping controls for sport professionals....

The First Ever Interpretative Preliminary Ruling Concerning the Validity of an International Agreement Between EU Member States: The Achmea Case

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Abstract: In its judgment of 6 March 2018, in Achmea (case C-284/16 [GC]), the CJEU for the first time ruled on the validity, in light of EU law, of an international agreement between Member States. The judgment raises several important legal questions. This Insight concentrates exclusively on those related to...

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A New Derogation to the Admissibility of an Application in Staff Cases: The Cerafogli Judgment

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Keywords: EU staff – pre-litigation procedure – admissibility – plea of illegality – rule of correspondence – amicable settlement.
 

On 27 October 2016, the Extended Composition of the Appeal Chamber of the GC rendered the judgment in ECB v. Cerafogli.[1]...

Restricciones a la libre circulación de capitals mediante beneficios fiscales en materia de sucesiones

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Keywords: taxation – free movement of capital – inheritance – residence – objectively comparable situation – public interest.
 

El asunto Comisión contra Grecia[1] ha venido a aumentar el número de pronunciamientos del TJUE en lo referido a las regulaciones...

The Company You Keep: The Court of Justice Confirms Sanctions Against Persons Associated with Zimbabwe Regime

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Keywords: restrictive measures – CFSP – Art. 29 TEU – listing criteria – persons associated with the regime – Zimbabwe.
 

On 28 July 2016, the European Court of Justice confirmed the legality of restrictive measures taken by the European Union against the former Attorney General of Zimbabwe and further 120...

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Le droit de séjour dérivé et l’effet utile
de la citoyenneté de l’Union:
 la position de la Cour de Justice

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Keywords: European citizenship – freedom of movement – right of residence – fundamental rights – burden of proof – best interests of the child.
 

La jurisprudence de la Cour de Justice des dernières années concernant les membres des familles des citoyens de l’UE a marqué une ouverture vers l’intégration qui...

A New Consensus on the UK’s Role in Union External Action Post-Brexit: Two Wins for…?

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Keywords: Brexit – EU – UK – withdrawal – transition – trade.
 

The nature of an unfolding Brexit is that once something is put to paper everything is later flipped on its head. The Withdrawal Agreement of last week, despite its dismissal by Theresa May, appeared to represent a consensus as to what role the UK...

Between Rhetoric and Reality: 
Consensus on the UK’s Role 
in Union External Action Post-Brexit?

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Keywords: Brexit – EU – transition – external action – Draft Withdrawal Agreement – UK.
 

The EU Commission’s Draft Withdrawal Agreement (“the Agreement”)[1] prompted a strong response from Theresa May: “No UK prime minister could ever agree to it”....

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