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The Tjebbes Fail

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Abstract: This Insight briefly analyses ten most significant untenable assumptions underlying the Court of Justice’s ruling in Tjebbes (judgment of 12 March 2019, case C-221/17 [GC]), where the Court departed from earlier case-law by essentially tolerating the annulment of EU citizenship ex lege as a result of a non-...

Bold, but Without Justification? Tjebbes

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Abstract: Tjebbes (Court of Justice, judgment of 12 March 2019, case C-221/17 [GC]) builds on and extends the scope of a line of existing cases that has started to redefine the relationship between EU citizenship and Member State nationality. This Insight inquires on which legal grounds the Court of Justice could justify its bold...

Une analyse critique de l’arrêt Coman: déconstruction de la consécration de l’obligation de reconnaissance du droit de séjour du conjoint homosexuel

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Abstract: The Coman case (judgment of 5 June 2018, case C-673/16, Coman and Others [GC]) gave the CJEU the occasion to clarify the existence under EU law of an obligation to recognize the indirect right of residence – according to Art. 21 TFEU – of the spouse of a same-sex marriage. The reasoning of the CJEU is based on the...

The General Court’s Judgments in the Cases Access Info Europe v. Commission (T-851/16 and T-852/16): A Transparency Paradox?

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Abstract: On 7 February 2018, the General Court issued two twin judgments (T-851/16 and T-852/16) concerning requests for access to documents based on regulation 1049/2001. The two judgments added another piece to the expanding puzzle of case-law concerning access to documents held by institutions of the European Union. They developed a detailed...

Is Toufik Lounes Another Brick in the Wall? The CJEU and the On-going Shaping of the EU Citizenship

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Abstract: This Insight tackles a recent judgment of the CJEU, Toufik Lounes (Court of Justice, judgment of 14 November 2017, case C-165/16, Toufik Lounes v. Secretary of State for the Home Department), where the CJEU was asked to rule on the case of a EU national, Ms García Omazábal, who...

European Citizens’ Initiatives, Greek Debt and Court of Justice: The Final Chapter

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Abstract: For the first time the Court of Justice – in its Grand Chamber composition – has ruled upon the registration phase of a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and, consequently, on the framework of the Commission’s powers in this respect. The ECI entitled “One Million Signatures for a Europe of Solidarity” – aimed at introducing in the EU economic and monetary...

Positioning Efler in the Current Narrative of European Citizens’ Initiatives

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Abstract: Efler (General Court, judgment of 10 May 2017, case T-754/14, Efler et al. v. Commission) is the last in a stream of cases dealing with the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). This Insight seeks to position Efler in the current narrative of ECIs taking into account the Commission’s powers – as well as...

The Dogan et al. v. Turkey Case: A Missed Opportunity to Recognise Positive Obligations as Regards the Freedom of Religion

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Abstract: In the Doğan et al. v. Turkey case (judgment of 26 April 2016, no. 62649/10), the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decided on an application made by several Turkish citizens belonging to the Alevi faith. They complained not to be able to enjoy the same guarantees granted to citizens of the Sunni branch of Islam...

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...