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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...

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...

Lo status del cittadino dell’Unione in cerca di occupazione: un limbo normativo?

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Abstract: In Alimanovic (case C-67/14, 15 September 2015) the CJEU ruled that Member States nationals who are job seekers and resident in another MS can be excluded from the entitlement to certain benefits constituting social assistance within the terms of EU law, which are granted to nationals in the same position. The author argues that...

Free Movement of Workers and Old-age Benefits: The Court of Justice of the European Union’s Standpoint in Commission v. Cyprus (C-515/14)

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Keywords: movement – workers – pensions – age – civil servants.
 

In its recent judgment Commission v. Cyprus,[1] the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stated that a domestic norm, which prevents Cypriot civil servants under the age of 45 to fully benefit from the...

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