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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...

The EU-Turkey Statement, the Treaty-Making Process and Competent Organs. Is the Statement an International Agreement?

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Abstract: The EU-Turkey Statement has undergone multiple analyses regarding issues of human rights and refugee law. One of the most controversial matters among scholars is its nature as an international agreement. This insight will analyse the legal nature of this statement, on the basis of the international law of treaties, the law of international...

Denialism as the Supreme Expression of Realism – A Quick Comment on NF v. European Council

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Abstract: By Order of 28 February 2017 in case T-192/16, NF v. European Council, the General Court dismissed as inadmissible an action for annulment brought against the s.c. EU-Turkey deal concluded on 18 March 2016. In the view of the General Court, independently of its binding nature, the deal is to be attributed to the Member States and...

The Pragmatism of the Court of Justice on the Detention of Irregular Migrants: Comment on Affum

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Abstract: The recent Affum decision (judgment of 7 June 2016, case C-47/15) represents a new step forward in the case law of the Court of Justice on the detention of irregular migrants. The Court, departing from its previous case law in Achughbabian and El Dridi, adopts a rather pragmatic approach, preferring to stick...

A New Derogation to the Admissibility of an Application in Staff Cases: The Cerafogli Judgment

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Keywords: EU staff – pre-litigation procedure – admissibility – plea of illegality – rule of correspondence – amicable settlement.
 

On 27 October 2016, the Extended Composition of the Appeal Chamber of the GC rendered the judgment in ECB v. Cerafogli.[1]...

A New Crack in the Wall of Mutual Recognition and Mutual Trust: Ne Bis in Idem and the Notion of Final Decision Determining the Merits of the Case

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Abstract: The Insight considers the case law of the Court of Justice concerning the notion of “finally disposed”, i.e. a constitutive element of the European ne bis in idem principle. In order to trigger the right not to be tried or punished twice, a national decision must be final and has to contain a sufficient determination of...

Du vin vieux dans de nouvelles outres? Réflexions sur la proposition de règlement “Dublin IV”

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Abstract: The forced migration upsurge in 2015 prompted the recast of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), intended to bring “more Europe” into the integrated management of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. This achievement is deemed to be fundamental by EU institutions, in order to cope with emerging centrifugal forces and to ensure...

Theory and Practice of Emissions Trading in the European Union: Some Reflections on Allowance Allocation in Light of the DK Recycling Case

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Abstract: In its judgment of 22 June 2016, DK Recycling und Roheisen GmbH v. Commission, the Court of Justice ruled on an appeal brought by a German undertaking operating installations subject to the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), i.e. a “carbon market” where operators trade greenhouse gas emission allowances. At issue in...

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