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Copyright Protection in the Digital Era: Hyperlinking and the Right of Communication to the Public. The GS Media Case

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Abstract: How to reconcile the free flow of information on the internet and copyright protection? That is the fundamental issue underlying the preliminary questions referred to the CJEU in the GS Media case. After Svensson and BestWater, this case again offered an opportunity for the Court to clarify how hyperlinks to...

Changement volontaire du nom, titres nobiliaires et ordre public: l’arrêt Bogendorff von Wolffersdorff

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Abstract: In a recent ruling (judgment of 2 June 2016, case C-438/14, Bogendorff von Wolffersdorff) concerning the recognition in a Member State of the name and surname of a dual national, freely chosen in another Member State and containing a number of tokens of nobility, the Court of Justice focused on the proportionality of the...

L’accordo per il Tribunale unificato dei brevetti: quali prospettive dopo la ratifica italiana e la Brexit?

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Abstract: The entry into force of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court looks nowadays even more uncertain than it did before. The Brexit has seriously impacted on the cautious optimisms believing in its possible entry into force by Spring 2017. While the ratification process keeps moving onwards – reaching in November 2016 the thirteenth...

Of Surcharges and Supervision: German Renewable Energy Act Is State Aid

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Abstract: Germany's former law on renewable energy constitutes State aid illegal under EU law. The General Court dismissed Germany’s action for annulment of a Commission Decision, finding that a renewable energy surcharge payable by electricity consumers for the benefit of those electricity producers using renewable sources effectively equalled the...

The Trade Secrets Directive in the International Legal Framework

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Abstract: This paper aims at contributing to the interpretation of some issues raised by the Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure approving, with significant...

Il “battesimo del fuoco” della direttiva sui prodotti del tabacco, tra esigenze di armonizzazione e di tutela della salute pubblica

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Abstract: On 4 May 2016, the ECJ delivered three judgments concerning the validity of the “Tobacco Products Directive”. This article focuses on the legal basis of this controversial act and on the fundamental rights’ restrictions provided for therein. As for the legal basis, the ECJ's judgments found that, in order to avoid the negative impact of...

The EU-Turkey Agreement: A Controversial Attempt at Patching up a Major Problem

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Abstract: On 18 March 2016 the European Union and Turkey reached an agreement aimed at solving the issue of the high numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to Greece. This agreement intended to close the people-smuggling routes and reduce the number of migrants entering the EU. It focused principally on the following issues:...

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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...

Respect des valeurs de l’Union européenne en Pologne: première application du nouveau cadre pour renforcer l’État de droit

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Keywords: European Union values – Arts 7 and 49 TEU – rule of law – European Commission – Poland – framework to strengthen the rule of law.
 

L’Union européenne est, comme le revendiquent l’art. 2 du traité sur l’Union européenne ainsi que le préambule de la Charte des droits fondamentaux, fondée sur un certain...

Précisions sur la gestion du système européen d’échange de quotas d’émission de gaz à effet de serre

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Keywords: greenhouse emission scheme – allowances – thievery – rectification decision – Kyoto Protocol – legal certainty.
 

Plus de dix ans après son adoption, la directive 2003/87 CE[1] du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 13 octobre 2003 établissant un système d’...

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Representing the People vs Channelling Them: Constitutional Niceties in an Age of Instant Democratic Gratification

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Keywords: Brexit – UK constitutional law – Article 50 TEU – prerogative – separation of powers – treaty-making.
 

On 3 November 2016 the High Court decided in the case R (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union[1] that the Prime Minister...

H. v. Council et Al. – A Minor Expansion of the CJEU’s Jurisdiction Over the CFSP

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Keywords: CJEU – Common Foreign and Security Policy – seconded staff – jurisdiction – attribution – European Union Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUPM bih).
 

On 19 July 2016 the Grand Chamber of the CJEU issued its judgment in case C-455/14 P, H. v. Council et al....

Integration Through Residence Conditions? The Beneficiaries of Subsidiary Protection Confronted With the Janus-faced National Integration Policies

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Keywords: integration - third country nationals - subsidiary protection - residence condition - conditionality - EU general principles.
 

Under the terms of Art. 79, para. 4 TFEU, integration of third country nationals legally residing in a Member State should fall under the category of complementary competences...

The Proposal for a New Directive on Countering Terrorism: Two Steps Forward, How Many Steps Back?

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Keywords: terrorism – foreign terrorist fighters – harmonisation of criminal offences – terrorist financing – victims – terrorist training.
 

Since the 9/11 attacks, the harmonisation of national legislations has been one of the yardsticks in the efforts made by the EU to fight terrorism. The landmark Framework...

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