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L’accordo per il Tribunale unificato dei brevetti: quali prospettive dopo la ratifica italiana e la Brexit?

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Abstract: The entry into force of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court looks nowadays even more uncertain than it did before. The Brexit has seriously impacted on the cautious optimisms believing in its possible entry into force by Spring 2017. While the ratification process keeps moving onwards – reaching in November 2016 the thirteenth...

Representing the People vs Channelling Them: Constitutional Niceties in an Age of Instant Democratic Gratification

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Keywords: Brexit – UK constitutional law – Article 50 TEU – prerogative – separation of powers – treaty-making.
 

On 3 November 2016 the High Court decided in the case R (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union[1] that the Prime Minister...

Respect des valeurs de l’Union européenne en Pologne: première application du nouveau cadre pour renforcer l’État de droit

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Keywords: European Union values – Arts 7 and 49 TEU – rule of law – European Commission – Poland – framework to strengthen the rule of law.
 

L’Union européenne est, comme le revendiquent l’art. 2 du traité sur l’Union européenne ainsi que le préambule de la Charte des droits fondamentaux, fondée sur un certain...

La prima volta per la procedura di controllo sul rispetto dei valori dell'Unione prevista dall'art. 7 TUE? Alcune implicazioni per l'integrazione europea

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Keywords: European Commission – recommendation – Art. 7 TEU – EU common values – rule of law – serious and persistent breach.
 

Con la raccomandazione del 27 luglio 2016[1] la Commissione europea ha proseguito la propria attività rispetto alla crisi costituzionale in...

Ancora sulla portata e gli effetti dell’art. 267 TFUE. In margine al caso Puligienica

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Abstract: In its judgment of 5 April 2016, in Puligienica, the CJEU extended to the relationship between the chambers and the plenary session of the supreme administrative court of a Member State its previous case-law on the national courts’ discretion to request a preliminary ruling notwithstanding, under national legislation, they are...

Tribunal: une réforme du statut de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne en demi-teinte

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Abstract: Approved at the end of an arduous legislative procedure, the reform of the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union both surprises and puzzles (Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/2422 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Protocol No 3). Conceived to resolve the growing overload of the General...

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...

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...

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...

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