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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:...

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’...

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 Regulation on the Provision of Emergency Support Within the Union: Humanitarian Assistance and Financial Solidarity in the Refugee Crisis

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Abstract: Regulation 2016/369 establishes an emergency support mechanism for the provision of humanitarian aid in response to natural or man-made disasters giving rise to severe wide-ranging humanitarian consequences within the European Union. Although its scope of application is much broader, the Regulation has been adopted as an emergency...

Avotinš v. Latvia. The Uneasy Balance Between Mutual Recognition of Judgments and Protection of Fundamental Rights

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Abstract: The intersections between recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions in civil and commercial matters and protection of fundamental rights have been a subject of growing interest in the recent case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. The judgment of the Grand Chamber in Avotiņš v. Latvia is especially relevant, insofar...

L’esecuzione transfrontaliera delle astreintes alla luce del regolamento (CE) 2201/2003 c.d. Bruxelles II-bis

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Abstract: In its decision of 9 September 2015 in case C-4/14, Bohez v. Wiertz, the CJEU dealt with the enforcement in a Member State of a penalty payment (astreinte) imposed, under Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental...

La ‘tragedia’ delle frontiere europee

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Abstract: International press titled: “Schengen, one of the pillars of the EU, is dead”. The European Commission establish a roadmap to “come back to Schengen”. Between national concerns about the arrival of thousands of migrants, and national fear of being left alone in managing the crisis, this Insight aims to provide an analysis of the crisis and...

Unravelling Celaj

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Abstract: In the judgment of 1 October 2015 on case C-290/14, Celaj, the Court of Justice ruled that Directive 2008/115/EC, known as the Return Directive, in principle does not preclude legislation of a Member State which provides for the imposition of a prison sentence to migrants illegally staying as a result of their illegal re-entry...

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