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


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”


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


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...

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


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


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


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....

Le droit de séjour dérivé et l’effet utile
de la citoyenneté de l’Union:
 la position de la Cour de Justice


Keywords: European citizenship – freedom of movement – right of residence – fundamental rights – burden of proof – best interests of the child.

La jurisprudence de la Cour de Justice des dernières années concernant les membres des familles des citoyens de l’UE a marqué une ouverture vers l’intégration qui...

The First Ever Interpretative Preliminary Ruling Concerning the Validity of an International Agreement Between EU Member States: The Achmea Case


Abstract: In its judgment of 6 March 2018, in Achmea (case C-284/16 [GC]), the CJEU for the first time ruled on the validity, in light of EU law, of an international agreement between Member States. The judgment raises several important legal questions. This Insight concentrates exclusively on those related to...

Aplicación del Derecho europeo en Gibraltar: la libre prestación de servicios y la consideración de una única entidad estatal con Reino Unido


Abstract: In its judgment of 13 June 2017, case C-591/15, The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association, the Court of Justice held that, in the area of freedom to provide services, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar are to be treated as a single member State. Therefore, national fiscal measures at stake, found to be in all other regards...

Freedom of Religion in the Workplace v. Freedom to Conduct a Business, the Islamic Veil Before the Court of Justice: Ms. Samira Achbita Case


Abstract: The Court of Justice ruled on 14 March 2017 an interesting judgment concerning the dismissal of Ms. Samira Achbita (case C‑157/15, Samira Achbita v. G4S Secure Solutions NV), a Muslim female, who had worked as a receptionist in the private sector. She was dismissed due to her refusal to stop wearing the Islamic headscarf according...