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L’esecuzione transfrontaliera delle astreintes alla luce del regolamento (CE) 2201/2003 c.d. Bruxelles II-bis

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Abstract: In its decision of 9 September 2015 in case C-4/14, Bohez v. Wiertz, the CJEU dealt with the enforcement in a Member State of a penalty payment (astreinte) imposed, under Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental...

Le misure restrittive dell’Unione europea per sviamento di fondi pubblici alla luce della sentenza Azarov

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Abstract: This Insight concerns a special category of EU restrictive measures: those freezing funds and economic resources of former members of the political leadership (and/or their families) of countries falling within the European Neighbourhood Policy. These measures are addressed to persons responsible for the misappropriation of state...

La ‘tragedia’ delle frontiere europee

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Abstract: International press titled: “Schengen, one of the pillars of the EU, is dead”. The European Commission establish a roadmap to “come back to Schengen”. Between national concerns about the arrival of thousands of migrants, and national fear of being left alone in managing the crisis, this Insight aims to provide an analysis of the crisis and...

Unravelling Celaj

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Abstract: In the judgment of 1 October 2015 on case C-290/14, Celaj, the Court of Justice ruled that Directive 2008/115/EC, known as the Return Directive, in principle does not preclude legislation of a Member State which provides for the imposition of a prison sentence to migrants illegally staying as a result of their illegal re-entry...

Swimming in a Sea of Courts: The EU’s Representation Before International Tribunals

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Abstract: The judgment in case C-73/14, Council v. Commission, forms part of the saga of inter-institutional disputes arising after the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in the context of EU external representation. The Court in this case, in line with Advocate General Sharpston, excludes the applicability of Art. 218, para. 9, TFEU...

A New Settlement for the United Kingdom in the European Union: A New Challenge to EU Citizens’ Social Benefits and Freedom of Movement?

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Abstract: On 18 and 19 February 2016, the Heads of State or Government of the 28 Member States of the European Union met within the European Council in Brussels and agreed on a New Settlement of the United Kingdom within the EU. This Insight only focuses on social benefits and freedom of movement. It provides an account of the modifications...

Early Notes on the 9 December 2015 European Commission’s Proposals on Certain Aspects Concerning Contracts for the Online and Other Distance Sales of Goods; and on Certain Aspects Concerning Contracts for the Supply of Digital Content

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Abstract: In the context of a determined commitment with the EU consumer protection law, on last 9 December 2015, the Commission has issued a proposal on certain aspects concerning contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods and a proposal on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content. Both instruments are...

Operation Sophia Before and After UN Security Council Resolution No 2240 (2015)

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Abstract: The Insight focuses on the Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2016/118 of 20 January 2016 concerning the implementation by EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA of United Nations Security Council resolution 2240 (2015). It first provides the general context starting from Operation Sophia’s founding instrument, Council Decision (CFSP...

Le implicazioni del primo ricorso alla c.d. ‘clausola di mutua assistenza’ del Trattato sull’Unione europea

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Abstract: In the aftermath of the ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, France invoked for the first time the mutual assistance clause provided by Art. 42, para. 7, TEU, seeking for aid and assistance from other Member States in accordance with Art. 51 of the UN Charter. The attacks were qualified as an armed aggression on French...

Tribunal: une réforme du statut de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne en demi-teinte

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Abstract: Approved at the end of an arduous legislative procedure, the reform of the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union both surprises and puzzles (Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/2422 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Protocol No 3). Conceived to resolve the growing overload of the General...

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