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Data Protection as a Central Issue of ECJ Policies: From Digital Rights Ireland to Data Protection Commissioner [Ireland]

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Keywords: data protection – privacy – right to be forgotten – right of access – data commissioners.
 

In a short time (from Spring 2014 to Autumn 2015) the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued ten decisions providing for the authoritative interpretation of the EU legislation in the field of personal...

The Court of Justice Considers the Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision Invalid

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Keywords: protection of personal data – Directive 95/46/EC – Safe Harbour Decision – Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – national supervisory authority.
 

The Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC)[1] provides that the transfer of personal data to a third country may...

Conclusiones de la Abogado General Kokott en los asuntos contra la Directiva de los productos del tabaco: ¿Un paso al frente hacia una verdadera política de salud de la Unión Europea?

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Abstract: On 23 December 2015, Advocate General Kokott delivered her Opinion in three cases challenging the validity of Directive 2014/40/EU. Although the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had already ruled on the legal basis to adopt the former Tobacco Products Directive, new questions arose with the adoption of this new piece of...

Equal Treatment in the Field of Social Security: Can Economically Inactive Citizens Be Required to Be Lawfully Resident in the Host Member State to Access Certain Social Security Benefits?

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Keywords: social security – benefits – lawful residence – economically inactive – citizens – equal treatment.
 

This infringement action was brought by the Commission against the UK for requiring non-UK Union citizens who are economically inactive to lawfully reside in the UK to access certain social...

Treading on Whose Toes? Europol, the European Parliament and the Limits of Parliamentary Control and Accountability

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Keywords: institutional balance – foreign affairs – European Parliament – CJEU – Europol.
 

The recent decision of the Court of Justice Parliament v. Council (case C-363/14)[1] concerned a challenge by the European Parliament (EP), who sought the annulment of Council Implementing...

La banalisation de la remise en question de l’autorité de la chose jugée d’une décision juridictionnelle nationale en matière d’aides d’État

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Keywords: State aid – res judicata – procedural autonomy – equivalence – effectiveness – legal certainty – final administrative act.
 

Dans l’affaire Klausner Holz sur renvoi du tribunal régional de Münster en Allemagne,[1] un prestataire avait obtenu en justice le maintien des effets...

Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

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Keywords: terrorism – foreign terrorist fighters – State cooperation – criminal offences – armed conflict.
 

The Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (the Protocol),[1] which supplements the 2005 Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of...

Creación de una Guardia Europea de Fronteras y Costas: Breve análisis de la propuesta de Reglamento de la Comisión Europea de 15 de diciembre de 2015

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Abstract: On 15 December 2015, the European Commission launched a legislative initiative establishing a European Border and Coast Guard System, which would succeed Frontex in providing operational assistance to the Member States in the management of the external borders of the European Union. Although the legislative process is still at the stage of...

Una base giuridica “onnicomprensiva” per l’adozione di misure specifiche nei confronti delle regioni ultraperiferiche. In margine alla sentenza sul caso Mayotte

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Keywords: Outermost Regions – legal basis – application of the Treaties – derogations – scope ratione materiae.
 

Fra i problemi interpretativi che sorgono in relazione all’art. 349 del Trattato sul funzionamento dell’Unione europea (TFUE)[1] – disposizione che attribuisce all’Unione il potere...

Public Procurement, Social Policy and Minimum Wage Regulation for Posted Workers: Towards a More Balanced Socio-Economic Integration Process?

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Abstract: Income inequality increased significantly over the past decades. The liberalization and outsourcing of public services, in conjunction with increased pressure on public budgets, has played a considerable role in this development: in procuring services they previously had provided themselves, public authorities fostered price competition...

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