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By Pierre-Emmanuel Pignarre Does the end justify the means? Reflections on the Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses Judgment (C-64/16) In a remarkable ruling of 28 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave a general definition of the concept of ‘judicial independence’ which is surprising for the legal basis on which it… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

The bill enacting the UK decision to leave the EU finally became law. After months of debates, yesterday the House of Commons speaker John Bercow told lawmakers: « I have to notify the House in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967 that her Majesty has signified her royal assent to the following acts …… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

L’Accord de partenariat de Cotonou (APC), signé le 23 juin 2000, considéré comme le plus grand et le plus sophistiqué des partenariats Nord-Sud, prendra fin en 2020. L’évolution du contexte mondial ainsi que les évolutions institutionnelles, politiques et socio-économiques au sein de l’Union européenne (UE) et des pays ACP (Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique), signataires de l’accord,… » read more

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MEPs on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted to trigger Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU) against Hungary in the light of the country’s ‘illiberal’ descent away from democracy. Article 7 is a mechanism that ensures “all EU countries respect the common values of the EU”:… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

On the 2nd May 2018, the European Commission introduced its first draft of the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework as well as a special provision[1] outside the MFF regulation. Its intention is to assure that beneficiary countries respect “a sound financial management and the Rule of Law” – if a member state breaches these principles, it… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Le 7 février 2018 le Parlement européen a déposé une résolution sur la situation actuelle des droits humains en Turquie (2018/2527(RSP)). Depuis maintenant presque deux ans, le pays est le théâtre de violations perpétuelles des droits de l’Homme et de l’Etat de droit. En effet, cinq jours après le coup d’Etat manqué du 15 juillet… » read more

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Was für ein Weg, den die Eurozone da in den vergangenen Jahren bewältigt hat! Und wie viele hatten bezweifelt, dass sie das je schaffen würde! Acht Jahre ist es her, dass Griechenland pleite ging. Dass sich keine Geldgeber mehr fanden, die dem Land noch einen Euro leihen wollten. Ein leerer Staatskörper, ausgehöhlt durch Klientelpolitik und… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

  Quelques semaines après l’entrée en vigueur du règlement RGPD, dont Jean Hugues Migeon expliquait le fonctionnement en ces pages, la question numérique fait son retour à la commission des affaires juridiques du Parlement européen. Cette fois, cependant, l’heure n’est plus aux louanges. Si le RGPD avait été célébré, ou en tout cas approuvé, par… » read more

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Wieder erlebt die Europäische Union einen dieser Momente, in denen sie in den Abgrund blickt und in dem die EU gar nicht so richtig weiß, ob die Kräfte da draußen, die es auf ihre Zersplitterung, wenn nicht gar Zerstörung abgesehen haben, eigentlich gefährlicher sind als die drohende Aushöhlung von innen. Wenn Paris und Berlin, wenn… » read more

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New report shows why the planned EU ban on unfair trading practices is urgently needed Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, despite billion-dollar profits in the food industry, reveals a new report published by Oxfam today. The report, ‘Ripe for Change’, also assesses… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Guest blog post by Patrick Oliver, Executive Director Intellectual Property 2 Innovate (IP2Innovate) IP2I member companies have direct experience of being attacked by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), also known as patent trolls, and are concerned about their increasing litigation activity in Europe and its harmful effect on Europe’s digital economy. PAEs are financial vehicles that… » read more

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Guest blog post by Maarten de Groot, Campaign Coordinator ECI campaign and Daniela Vancic. The ECI Campaign is highly disappointed that the majority of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament yesterday decided to ignore our call, supported by more than 70 civil society organisations, to take greater ownership and responsibility for the European… » read more

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