Nouveaux enseignements jurisprudentiels sur la notion de juridiction en droit de l'Union européenne

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Abstract: In a recent ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union has taken the opportunity to clarify what is to be understood as being a “jurisdiction” according to EU law. More specifically, this case was the occasion for the Court to determine whether or not a national referring body whose jurisdiction was considered as an alternative one...

Interpretazione dei Trattati istitutivi dell’UE: quale ruolo per le decisioni assunte in sede di Consiglio europeo?

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Abstract: At the meeting of 18 and 19 February 2016, the European Council adopted a decision aimed at determining the interpretation of the “ever closer Union” clause contained in the founding Treaties and their preambles. The present Insight will deal with the effect of European Council’s decisions, and of agreements concluded in...

Treading on Whose Toes? Europol, the European Parliament and the Limits of Parliamentary Control and Accountability

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Keywords: institutional balance – foreign affairs – European Parliament – CJEU – Europol.
 

The recent decision of the Court of Justice Parliament v. Council (case C-363/14)[1] concerned a challenge by the European Parliament (EP), who sought the annulment of Council Implementing...

La banalisation de la remise en question de l’autorité de la chose jugée d’une décision juridictionnelle nationale en matière d’aides d’État

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Keywords: State aid – res judicata – procedural autonomy – equivalence – effectiveness – legal certainty – final administrative act.
 

Dans l’affaire Klausner Holz sur renvoi du tribunal régional de Münster en Allemagne,[1] un prestataire avait obtenu en justice le maintien des effets...

Una base giuridica “onnicomprensiva” per l’adozione di misure specifiche nei confronti delle regioni ultraperiferiche. In margine alla sentenza sul caso Mayotte

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Keywords: Outermost Regions – legal basis – application of the Treaties – derogations – scope ratione materiae.
 

Fra i problemi interpretativi che sorgono in relazione all’art. 349 del Trattato sul funzionamento dell’Unione europea (TFUE)[1] – disposizione che attribuisce all’Unione il potere...

The Proposed Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation, Are There Any Elephants in the Room?

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Keywords: regulation – institutions – legislation – transparency – accountability.
 

On 15 December 2015, the Commission endorsed a new Interinstitutional agreement on better regulation that will enter into force once approved by all three institutions.[1] This agreement has been adopted in the...

Basi giuridiche supplementari, derivate e... abrogate? La Corte di giustizia conferma la validità della decisione che integra l’elenco di partner internazionali di Europol

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Abstract: The comment focuses on three issues addressed by the ECJ in case C-363/14, European Parliament v. Council, concerning the validity of an implementing decision adopted on 6 May 2014, which amended the list of Europol’s international partners. The first issue concerns the choice of the legal basis for the decision. The second issue...

La sentenza della Corte di giustizia nel caso Orizzonte Salute e il sistema italiano di contributi unificati cumulativi nei ricorsi in materia di appalti pubblici: ogni persona, che possa permetterselo, ha diritto di accesso alla giustizia?

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Abstract: This Insight focuses on the recent judgment of the Court of Justice in Orizzonte Salute (case C-61/14). The Court was asked to clarify whether EU Law – more particularly Art. 1 of Directive 89/665/EEC of the Council on the coordination of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the application of...

La prima pronuncia del Tribunale sull’iniziativa dei cittadini europei

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Keywords: democrazia partecipativa – Unione europea – cittadinanza europea – iniziativa dei cittadini europei – Regolamento (UE) n. 211/2011.
 

Il Tribunale dell’Unione europea (Tribunale) si è pronunciato sul diniego di registrazione dell’iniziativa dei cittadini europei (ICE) “Un milione di firme per un’Europa...

Solange III? The German Federal Constitutional Court Strikes Again

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Keywords: Constitutional Court of Germany – European arrest warrant – fundamental rights – conviction in absentia.
 

If there is a national court which is famous for its prominence in the European Union (EU) arena that is, undoubtedly, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, the Bundesverfassungsgericht...

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