(VERFASSUNGSBLOG) Protecting Polish Judges from the Ruling Party’s “Star Chamber” The Court of Justice’s interim relief order in Commission v Poland (Case C-791/19 R)

Laurent Pech Do 9 Apr 2020 1. The third order granting interim measures against Poland on rule of law grounds The European Court of Justice’s order in Case C-791/19 R is the third time the Court has granted the interim measures applied for by the Commission so as to preserve the rule of law from being seriously… Continue reading (VERFASSUNGSBLOG) Protecting Polish Judges from the Ruling Party’s “Star Chamber” The Court of Justice’s interim relief order in Commission v Poland (Case C-791/19 R)

European Bonds for the European renaissance: with or without Germany?

an interview of Ezio PERILLO (Former judge at the General Court of the European Union) Why are all these legal skirmishes still going on in the European Union Headquarters?It’s true. Given the present situation, everyone would expect a Union with a human face and less technical attitudes. Instead, even at times like these, the Union… Continue reading European Bonds for the European renaissance: with or without Germany?

Justice and Home Affairs in the future UK/EU relationship: analysis of the negotiation positions

EU LAW ANALYSIS : ORIGINAL POST HERE Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex The EU has now adopted its negotiation mandate for future relationship talks with the UK (discussed here). The UK has now done the same. Lots of commentators have looked in detail at the two sides’ approach to the future relationship on economic issues: this blog… Continue reading Justice and Home Affairs in the future UK/EU relationship: analysis of the negotiation positions

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT: Framework for analysis and preliminary findings on its implementation

(European Parliament Research Service – EPRS- Authors IVANA KIENDL KRISTOWouter VAN BALLEGOOIJ ) Executive summary EU Member States have been extraditing suspects and sentenced persons to each other for many decades on the basis of bilateral and multilateral conventions. Those arrangements were, however, slow and thwarted by exceptions based on national sovereignty. As EU integration… Continue reading EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT: Framework for analysis and preliminary findings on its implementation

Transparency at EU level : still a bumpy road …

by Emilio DE CAPITANI (Former Secretary of the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee – LIBE) 18/02/20 Foreword 1. Asking for transparency in a public organization where most of the members are bureaucrats, diplomats and politicians has always been a challenge because each one of these categories will try to preserve and expand its power without… Continue reading Transparency at EU level : still a bumpy road …

Frontex – A Rising Star of Declining Europe? Frontex and the Duty to Respect and Protect Human Rights (Verfassungsblog)

by Constantin Hruschka (Fr 7 Feb 2020) The discussion on human rights obligations and potential human rights violations has been part of the history of Frontex ever since the agency´s foundation in 2004. Yet, the focus of the human rights discourse on Frontex is on the protection against human rights violations ‘committed by Frontex’. Much less attention,… Continue reading Frontex – A Rising Star of Declining Europe? Frontex and the Duty to Respect and Protect Human Rights (Verfassungsblog)

Refugee camps at EU external borders, the question of the Union’s responsibility, and the potential of EU public liability law (Verfassungsblog)

by Catharina Ziebritzki Mi 5 Feb 2020 ‘The EU hotspot approach as implemented in Greece is the single most worrying fundamental rights issue that we are confronting anywhere in the European Union’. This quote by the head of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) might sound drastic. Yet, it is not far-fetched. EU bodies, national institutions, international organisations including the Council of Europe,… Continue reading Refugee camps at EU external borders, the question of the Union’s responsibility, and the potential of EU public liability law (Verfassungsblog)

Brexit and its consequences for cooperation in criminal matters (European Law Blog)

3 FEBRUARY 2020/ BY CHLOÉ BRIÈRE On January 31st, 2020, the United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union, and their mutual relationship entered in a phase of transition. After 47 years of membership, the withdrawal led to a series of changes in various policy areas, in which the UK, as an EU Member State, cooperated with its counterparts.… Continue reading Brexit and its consequences for cooperation in criminal matters (European Law Blog)

UPDATE : New EU Guidelines on the European Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice (2020-2024)

Foreword (by Emilio DE CAPITANI ) According to art.67.1 TFEU “The Union shall constitute an area of freedom, security and justice with respect for fundamental rights and the different legal systems and traditions of the Member States”. This objective is very high in the EU agenda as, since the entry into force of the Lisbon… Continue reading UPDATE : New EU Guidelines on the European Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice (2020-2024)