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La Cour de justice et la mise en balance des intérêts dans le contexte de crise financière: la décision Dowling et al.

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Abstract: The European Court of Justice ruled in November 2016 on a case where shareholders of a private bank were opposing the Republic of Ireland over recapitalisation measures taken by this Member State against the bank in order to obtain financial assistance from the institutions of the European Union (judgment of 8 November 2016, case C-41/15...

Judicial Cooperation, Transfer of Prisoners and Offenders’ Rehabilitation: No Fairy-tale Bliss. Comment on Ognyanov

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Abstract: This Insight analyses the first preliminary ruling (Court of Justice, judgment of 8 November 2016, case C-554/14, Ognyanov [GC]) concerning a provision of the Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA on the cross-border transfer of prisoners in the EU. The Court of Justice clarifies the notion of enforcement of the...

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

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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...

Brexit: Theresa May’s Red Lines Get Tangled up in Her Red Tape. A Commentary on the White Paper

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Abstract: The 29 March 2017 is now set to become the historical day Art. 50 TEU was triggered for the first time ever. Equally, unprecedented negotiations, in which the United Kingdom and the European Union will settle their divorce, will follow. With the aim of proving that the UK Government has the necessary negotiating strategy, it recently...

Good Contracting Authorities Can Predict the Future: A Note on Finn Frogne

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Abstract: In a coherent line of case law, developed in particular in pressetext Nachrichtenagentur GmbH, the CJEU has recognised that the awarding authorities can change, under certain conditions, existing public contracts. The principles developed by this case law have been eventually incorporated in the 2014 Public Procurement package (...

La sentenza X. e X. della Corte di giustizia sul rilascio del visto umanitario: analisi critica di un’occasione persa

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Abstract: This Insight deals with the decision of the Court of Justice, X and X v. État belge (judgment of 7 March 2017, case C-638/16 PPU [GC]), concerning the interpretation of Art. 25 of Regulation (EC) 810/2009 (the Visa Code). The Court found that the facts of the case fall outside the scope of the Visa Code and of the EU law...

Aleksei Petruhhin: Extradition of EU Citizens to Third States

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Abstract: Extradition agreements between Member States and third States fall within the competence of Member States, but the ruling in Aleksei Petruhhin (Court of Justice, judgment of 6 September 2016, case C-182/15 [GC]) shows that Member States must exercise this competence in light of EU law if extradition may affect an EU citizen’s...

La sentenza A e B c. Norvegia della Corte di Strasburgo ridimensiona la portata del principio ne bis in idem

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Abstract: In A and B v. Norway (judgment of 15 November 2016, nos 24130/11 and 29758/11) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights restricted the scope of the ne bis in idem principle. Partly relaying on its previous case law, the Court upheld that Art. 4 of the Protocol no. 7 of the European Convention of...

Protecting the Jewel in the Crown: The Ognyanov Case and the Preliminary Reference Procedure

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Abstract: In Ognyanov (judgment of 5 July 2016, case C-614/14), the Court of Justice held that Bulgarian courts have to set aside a national rule aimed at protecting fundamental rights of the parties that has the effect of automatically disqualifying a court that refers questions for a preliminary ruling along with the factual and legal...

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