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Is Toufik Lounes Another Brick in the Wall? The CJEU and the On-going Shaping of the EU Citizenship

Insight

Abstract: This Insight tackles a recent judgment of the CJEU, Toufik Lounes (Court of Justice, judgment of 14 November 2017, case C-165/16, Toufik Lounes v. Secretary of State for the Home Department), where the CJEU was asked to rule on the case of a EU national, Ms García Omazábal, who...

Últimos avances en la cooperación judicial penal: la cooperación reforzada permite la creación de la Fiscalía Europea a partir del Reglamento (UE) 2017/1939

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Abstract: The European Public Prosecutor's Office does not start from scratch, but from a number of efforts of the EU institutions which have paid off with the adoption of Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 of 12 October 2017. This Regulation facilitates enhanced cooperation between Member States on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor...

I giochi d’azzardo on-line, le raccomandazioni e il principio “soft law is no law”

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Abstract: In its judgement of 20 February 2018 (case C-16/16 P, Belgium v. European Commission) the CJEU extends to recommendations its settled case-law that non-binding acts cannot be challenged before the Court of Justice. Moreover, the decision deals with the role of the Commission as institution that can perform, through...

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd e altri: le informazioni ingannevoli possono nuocere alla salute… e alla concorrenza

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Abstract: In a recent case (judgment of 23 January 2018, case C-179/16, Hoffmann-La Roche and others), the Court of Justice held that an arrangement put in place between two undertakings marketing two competing products, which concerned the dissemination of misleading information relating to adverse reactions resulting from the use of one...

The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Future of the European Foreign Policy

e-Journal

Among the reactions to the decision of the US Presidency to withdraw from the Joint and Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – a conventional scheme agreed upon in 2015 by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the E3/EU+3 group, namely (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union...

Democratising the Eurozone: Some Lessons To Be Drawn from T-Dem

e-Journal

Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Democratising the Eurozone, a creative thinking exercise. – II.1. De lege ferenda. – II.2. Working on concepts – II.3. Beyond national constitutional models – III. Democratising the Eurozone, a constrained exercise. – III.1. Democratisation by politicisation? – III.2. Democratising without...

T-Dem Versus Economic Meta-policy: The Means and the Ends

e-Journal

Table of contents: I. Introduction. – II. The diagnosis. – II.1. A sometimes contradictory diagnosis. – II.2. A partially convergent one. – II.2.1. The EMU as a “meta-policy”. – II.2.2. The normative power of the market. – III. The solutions. – III.1. Relevant solutions. – III.2. Insufficient solutions.

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It Is not Just About Investor-State Arbitration: 
A Look at Case C-284/16, Achmea BV

Insight

Abstract: In the much-awaited Achmea judgment (of 6 March 2018, case C-284/16 [GC]), the Court of Justice held that investor-state tribunals (ISTs), “such as” the one under the Netherlands-Slovakia intra-EU bilateral investment treaty (BIT) are incompatible with EU law. In this arguably short judgment, the Court of Justice consolidated its...

Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses:
 The Court of Justice and Athena’s Dilemma

Insight

Abstract: This Insight comments on the recent judgment of the Court of Justice in Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses (judgment of 27 February 2018, case C-64/16). The Court took advantage of this case to emphasise the potential of EU law to consolidate and defend the rule of law structures in the Member States. The Court...

Regulation of Sport Activities 
and Right to Respect to Private Life
 Under the European Convention
 on Human Rights

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Abstract: In Fédération Nationale des Syndicats Sportifs (FNASS) and others v. France (judgment of 18 January 2018, no. 48151/11 and 77769/13), the European Court of Human Rights assessed the compatibility between the right to private and family life and a French Order regulating unannounced anti-doping controls for sport professionals....

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