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Between Rhetoric and Reality: 
Consensus on the UK’s Role 
in Union External Action Post-Brexit?


Keywords: Brexit – EU – transition – external action – Draft Withdrawal Agreement – UK.

The EU Commission’s Draft Withdrawal Agreement (“the Agreement”)[1] prompted a strong response from Theresa May: “No UK prime minister could ever agree to it”....

De la délicate interprétation du Système Dublin


Abstract: The Jafari case ruled in July 2017 (Court of Justice, judgment of 26 July 2017, case C-646/16, Jafari [GC]) gives the CJEU the opportunity to come back on the summer 2015 migration crisis. The difficult articulation between Dublin III Regulation and other relevant legal instruments in such a particular context...

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


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...

L’attesa sentenza “Taricco bis”: brevi riflessioni


Abstract: The purpose of this work is to analyze the decision of the Court of Justice in M.A.S. judgment (Court of Justice, judgment of 5 December 2017, case C-42/17, M.A.S. and M.B. [GC]), after the reference for preliminary ruling of the Italian Constitutional Court, concerning the connection between the internal principle of...

La selettività negli aiuti fiscali: estensione della nozione e limiti alla discrezionalità fiscale nazionale


Abstract: Selectivity is a tricky notion when applied to fiscal aid, mostly because of the peculiar structure of this type of aid. As recent tax ruling cases (such as Apple, Fiat and Starbucks) have shown, the definition of the notion of fiscal aid is becoming crucial in determining the relationship between supranational...

Humanitarian Visas and EU Law: Do States Have Limits to Their Discretionary Power to Issue Humanitarian Visas?


Abstract: In a context of serious humanitarian and human security concerns raised by large-scale forced migration arriving at the borders of European countries from the Middle East and Africa, the Court of Justice of the European Union has restrictively interpreted the rules on visas with limited territorial validity included in the Community Code...

A European Court of Human Rights’ Systematization of Principles Applicable to Expulsion Cases


Abstract: The European Court of Human Rights has developed a large case-law regarding expulsion cases, of which cases linked to asylum applications constitute a significant number. This Insight analyses the case of J.K. et al. v. Sweden [GC] (judgment of 23 August 2016, no. 59166/12), which constitutes an attempt on the part of the...

The Dublin III System: More Derogations to the Duty to Transfer Individual Asylum Seekers?


Abstract: In the C.K. et al. v. Republika Slovenija ruling (judgment of 16 February 2017, case C-578/16 PPU), the Court of Justice ruled that the transfer of the asylum seeker should be suspended if the particular medical condition of the applicant is so serious as to provide substantial grounds for believing that the transfer would result...

Il seguito del caso Taricco: l’Avvocato generale Bot non apre al dialogo tra Corti


Abstract: The reference of the Constitutional Court for a preliminary ruling under Art. 267 TFEU in the follow-up of the Taricco case (Court of Justice, judgment of 8 September 2015, case C-105/14, Taricco et al. [GS]) should not be read as a bold challenge to the Court of Justice’s ruling, but as an opportunity for a real dialogue...