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Emergency Measures Against GMOs 
Between Harmonizing and De-harmonizing
 Trends: The Case Fidenato et al.


Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. The context: normative framework and relevant precedents. – II.1. A focus on the EU normative framework on GMOs. – II.2. Setting the (high) standard of proof: the case Monsanto SAS. – III. The judgment. – III.1. Factual Background – III.2. AG Bobek’s Opinion – III.3. The findings of the Court – IV....

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”....

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...

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...

Positioning Efler in the Current Narrative of European Citizens’ Initiatives


Abstract: Efler (General Court, judgment of 10 May 2017, case T-754/14, Efler et al. v. Commission) is the last in a stream of cases dealing with the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). This Insight seeks to position Efler in the current narrative of ECIs taking into account the Commission’s powers – as well as...

Recommandations à l’attention des juridictions nationales: changement et continuité


Abstract: The latest version (published on the 25 November 2016) of the recommendations of the Court of Justice of the European Union to national courts and tribunals, in relation to the initiation of preliminary ruling proceedings, is the actualisation of the former version of 2012. This new version introduces little change, in both the substance...

L’office du juge interne pour moduler les effets de l’annulation d’un acte contraire au droit de l’Union. Réflexions sur l’arrêt Association France Nature Environnement du Conseil d’Etat français


Abstract: This Insight focuses on the decision Association France Nature Environnement (judgment of 3 November 2016, n. 360212) adopted by French Conseil d’Etat on the basis of a preliminary ruling of the Court of Justice. The combined effect of the two decisions – the preliminary ruling of the Court of Justice (judgment of 28 July...