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Schengen, Differentiated Integration and Cooperation with the ‘Outs’

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Abstract: In case C-44/14, Spain v. European Parliament and Council, the Court of Justice of the European Union has had the opportunity to clarify the scope and effects of the British and Irish opt-out in the Schengen area. The Court held that a limited cooperation with those countries by means of international agreements in an area of the...

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...

The Distribution of Powers Between EU Institutions for Conducting External Affairs through Non-Binding Instruments

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Abstract: The increasing tendency of the EU to resort to non-binding agreements in its external action raises the sensitive and still unclear question of the distribution of powers between EU institutions when adopting them. In light of the post-Lisbon provisions of primary law in the field of external action, this Insight attempts to clarify how to...

La revisione della politica europea di vicinato e il controverso rapporto tra condizionalità e geometria variabile

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Abstract: This comment examines the reform of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) as illustrated by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union, Mogherini, in November 2015. The objective of the new ENP is to increase the stability of the neighbours and to promote their growth. It is envisaged the possibility to device a new...

Dal marchio comunitario al marchio dell’Unione europea: breve commento al regolamento (UE) n. 2015/2424

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Keywords: trade mark – custom seizure – labels – products – protection.
 

Il 23 marzo 2016 entrerà in vigore il regolamento (UE) n. 2015/2424 del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio che modifica il regolamento (CE) n. 207/2009 del Consiglio sul marchio comunitario.

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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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