L’accesso al mercato delle concessioni delle aree demaniali delle coste marittime e lacustri tra tutela dell’investimento ed interesse transfrontaliero certo

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Abstract: The debate about the access to the Italian market of maritime (and lakeside) concessions has not ended yet. In 2008, the European Commission opened an infringement procedure against Italy, alleging that the regime of the preferential rights to the state-owned maritime property concessionaires was inconsistent with Art. 49 TFEU and with the...

El destino de los libros olvidados

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Abstract: The Court of Justice has recently analysed the compatibility of the French regulation about certain uses of out-of-commerce works with the Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (judgment of 16...

La Cour de justice et la mise en balance des intérêts dans le contexte de crise financière: la décision Dowling et al.

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Abstract: The European Court of Justice ruled in November 2016 on a case where shareholders of a private bank were opposing the Republic of Ireland over recapitalisation measures taken by this Member State against the bank in order to obtain financial assistance from the institutions of the European Union (judgment of 8 November 2016, case C-41/15...

Good Contracting Authorities Can Predict the Future: A Note on Finn Frogne

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Abstract: In a coherent line of case law, developed in particular in pressetext Nachrichtenagentur GmbH, the CJEU has recognised that the awarding authorities can change, under certain conditions, existing public contracts. The principles developed by this case law have been eventually incorporated in the 2014 Public Procurement package (...

Aleksei Petruhhin: Extradition of EU Citizens to Third States

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Abstract: Extradition agreements between Member States and third States fall within the competence of Member States, but the ruling in Aleksei Petruhhin (Court of Justice, judgment of 6 September 2016, case C-182/15 [GC]) shows that Member States must exercise this competence in light of EU law if extradition may affect an EU citizen’s...

EU Law and Extradition Agreements of Member States: The Petruhhin Case

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Abstract: The Insight analyses the recent judgment of the Court of Justice in the Aleksei Petruhhin v. Latvijas Republikas Ģenerālprokuratūra case (judgment of 6 December 2016, case C-182/15). The preliminary ruling deals with the relationship between EU law and Member States’ extradition agreements with third countries. The...

Tasse ambientali sugli autoveicoli e divieto di imposizioni interne discriminatorie nella sentenza Budisan

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Abstract: In its judgment of 9 June 2016, the ECJ ruled on the consistency with Art. 110 TFEU of environmental stamp duties, the Romanian tax on pollutant emissions, with reference to fiscal neutrality as between second-hand motor vehicles imported from other Member States and similar motor vehicles available on the domestic market. The Court...

Has the Commission Taken Too Big a Bite of the Apple?

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Abstract: On 30 August 2016, the European Commission concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to Euro 13 billion to Apple and ordered the recovery of the – allegedly – illegal State Aid. This Insight criticises the Commission’s approach in the Apple case as well as in other recent State aid cases. The Commission’s approach is...

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...

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...

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