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The Proposed Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation, Are There Any Elephants in the Room?

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Keywords: regulation – institutions – legislation – transparency – accountability.
 

On 15 December 2015, the Commission endorsed a new Interinstitutional agreement on better regulation that will enter into force once approved by all three institutions.[1] This agreement has been adopted in the...

The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami II Case and the Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: A Missed Opportunity?

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Abstract: On 3 September 2015 the EU Court of Justice dismissed the appeal against the judgment of 25 April 2013, case T-526/10, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami et al. II, in which the General Court had refused to declare the invalidity of the basic Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 on trade in seal products pursuant to Art. 277 TFUE. Among the issues...

Dal marchio comunitario al marchio dell’Unione europea: breve commento al regolamento (UE) n. 2015/2424

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Keywords: trade mark – custom seizure – labels – products – protection.
 

Il 23 marzo 2016 entrerà in vigore il regolamento (UE) n. 2015/2424 del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio che modifica il regolamento (CE) n. 207/2009 del Consiglio sul marchio comunitario.

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Solange III? The German Federal Constitutional Court Strikes Again

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Keywords: Constitutional Court of Germany – European arrest warrant – fundamental rights – conviction in absentia.
 

If there is a national court which is famous for its prominence in the European Union (EU) arena that is, undoubtedly, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, the Bundesverfassungsgericht...

Il nuovo trattenimento dei richiedenti protezione internazionale

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Keywords: international protection – detention – administrative detention – asylum – returning illegal immigrants.
 

Con il decreto legislativo del 18 agosto 2015 n. 142, entrato in vigore il 30 settembre 2015, sono state trasposte la direttiva 2013/32/UE del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013...

The Distribution of Powers Between EU Institutions for Conducting External Affairs through Non-Binding Instruments

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Abstract: The increasing tendency of the EU to resort to non-binding agreements in its external action raises the sensitive and still unclear question of the distribution of powers between EU institutions when adopting them. In light of the post-Lisbon provisions of primary law in the field of external action, this Insight attempts to clarify how to...

Basi giuridiche supplementari, derivate e... abrogate? La Corte di giustizia conferma la validità della decisione che integra l’elenco di partner internazionali di Europol

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Abstract: The comment focuses on three issues addressed by the ECJ in case C-363/14, European Parliament v. Council, concerning the validity of an implementing decision adopted on 6 May 2014, which amended the list of Europol’s international partners. The first issue concerns the choice of the legal basis for the decision. The second issue...

La Banque centrale européenne n’est pas responsable des pertes subies par les créanciers privés de la Grèce dans le cadre du plan de restructuration de la dette publique grecque

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Abstract: While Greece was suffering from the pressure of the financial markets resulting from the financial crisis and the partial default situation in which it had to struggle, a set of measures was adopted by both the Eurosystem and the Greek legislator. Part of these was the Private sector involvement program and the controversial mechanism it...

La sentenza della Corte di giustizia nel caso Orizzonte Salute e il sistema italiano di contributi unificati cumulativi nei ricorsi in materia di appalti pubblici: ogni persona, che possa permetterselo, ha diritto di accesso alla giustizia?

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Abstract: This Insight focuses on the recent judgment of the Court of Justice in Orizzonte Salute (case C-61/14). The Court was asked to clarify whether EU Law – more particularly Art. 1 of Directive 89/665/EEC of the Council on the coordination of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the application of...

Again in the Hands of States: A New EU Unfeasible Plan to Face Refugee Crisis? Commission Recommendation for a Voluntary Humanitarian Admission Scheme with Turkey

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Keywords: refugee – Turkey – humanitarian admission – admission procedure – secondary movements – subsidiary protection – temporary protection.
 

Among the efforts made by the European Commission to confront the refugee crisis, one of the last proposals has been to implement a humanitarian admission procedure to...

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