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An Investment Court System for the New Generation of EU Trade and Investment Agreements: A Discussion of the Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada

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Abstract: The European Commission has recently concluded the negotiations on the free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam and the Comprehensive Trade and Investment Agreement between the EU and Canada. Amongst other issues, these agreements provide for comprehensive chapters on investment, including provisions on investor-state dispute...

L’accord de libre-échange UE-Viêt Nam: une hiérarchisation des objectifs de l’action extérieure au détriment de sa cohérence?

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Abstract: The recently published text of the free trade agreement (FTA) between by the European Union and Viêt Nam is a good opportunity to evaluate the consistency of EU’s external action. Indeed, as this agreement is presented as the first of a new generation of FTA ever concluded with a developing country, the overall objectives of the external...

Le misure restrittive dell’Unione europea per sviamento di fondi pubblici alla luce della sentenza Azarov

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Abstract: This Insight concerns a special category of EU restrictive measures: those freezing funds and economic resources of former members of the political leadership (and/or their families) of countries falling within the European Neighbourhood Policy. These measures are addressed to persons responsible for the misappropriation of state...

Swimming in a Sea of Courts: The EU’s Representation Before International Tribunals

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Abstract: The judgment in case C-73/14, Council v. Commission, forms part of the saga of inter-institutional disputes arising after the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in the context of EU external representation. The Court in this case, in line with Advocate General Sharpston, excludes the applicability of Art. 218, para. 9, TFEU...

Operation Sophia Before and After UN Security Council Resolution No 2240 (2015)

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Abstract: The Insight focuses on the Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2016/118 of 20 January 2016 concerning the implementation by EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA of United Nations Security Council resolution 2240 (2015). It first provides the general context starting from Operation Sophia’s founding instrument, Council Decision (CFSP...

Le implicazioni del primo ricorso alla c.d. ‘clausola di mutua assistenza’ del Trattato sull’Unione europea

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Abstract: In the aftermath of the ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, France invoked for the first time the mutual assistance clause provided by Art. 42, para. 7, TEU, seeking for aid and assistance from other Member States in accordance with Art. 51 of the UN Charter. The attacks were qualified as an armed aggression on French...

Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

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Keywords: terrorism – foreign terrorist fighters – State cooperation – criminal offences – armed conflict.
 

The Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (the Protocol),[1] which supplements the 2005 Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of...

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...

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