An EU Institutions “Google Maps”? Six years after Lisbon Treaty still the quest for a common compass …

by Emilio DE CAPITANI (*) As a preliminary disclaimer I have to say that the following observations could not be seen as neutral as I have been an official of the European Parliament for 26 years and it is more than likely that I have been influenced by that experience. That having been said what I… Continue reading An EU Institutions “Google Maps”? Six years after Lisbon Treaty still the quest for a common compass …

“MIGRATION COMPACT”: Contribution to an EU strategy for external action on migration

 (ITALIAN NON-PAPER) : ORIGINAL PUBLISHED HERE    INTRODUCTION The unprecedented phenomenon of growing migratory flows towards Europe is expected to last for decades due to various geopolitical dynamics in the neighbourhood and beyond (mainly Middle East and North Africa, Sahel, Horn of Africa): security challenges and regional instability, deterioration of economic and social environment, poverty and… Continue reading “MIGRATION COMPACT”: Contribution to an EU strategy for external action on migration

The Commission’s draft EU-US Privacy Shield adequacy decision: A Shield for Transatlantic Privacy or Nothing New under the Sun?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS  by Dr. Maria Tzanou (Lecturer in Law, Keele University) On 6 October 2015, in its judgment in Schrems, the CJEU invalidated the Commission’s decision finding that the US ensured an adequate level of protection for the transfer of personal data under the Safe Harbour framework on the basis that US… Continue reading The Commission’s draft EU-US Privacy Shield adequacy decision: A Shield for Transatlantic Privacy or Nothing New under the Sun?

(Legislative Alert) : The Council “general approach” on the future EU Border Agency.

NOTA BENE : Following intense negotiations inside the working groups of the Council (see some preparatory works on Statewatch and soon on a WIKI-LEX page of this site) the Coreper has agreed Yesterday (April 7) on a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament, as set out in the text below. Even if the Treaty requires… Continue reading (Legislative Alert) : The Council “general approach” on the future EU Border Agency.

(ASGI and OTHERS) THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND TURKEY OF 17/18 MARCH 2016 IS ILLEGAL.

NB. The original is available in the site of the Associazione di Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione (ASGI) Unofficial translation by Statewatch   It seriously violates European law and radically betrays the EU’s and Italy’s judicial culture. The agreement of 17/18 March 2016 is a decision by the heads of state and of the governments of the EU… Continue reading (ASGI and OTHERS) THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND TURKEY OF 17/18 MARCH 2016 IS ILLEGAL.

Is the EU-Turkey refugee and migration deal a treaty?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS (emphasis have been added by myself. EDC) by Maarten den Heijer*, Thomas Spijkerboer** In the European Parliament, questions were asked about the legal nature of the EU-Turkey Statement of 18 March, pursuant to which Greece has started to return asylum seekers to Turkey this week. Apparently, the EU’s procedure for… Continue reading Is the EU-Turkey refugee and migration deal a treaty?

(Legislative Alert) Data Protection : the draft Directive covering public security policies

ORIGINAL TEXT ACCESSIBLE IN ALL EU LANGUAGES ON THE EU COUNCIL SITE  Nota bene : the text below is the Council “position” which will be adopted in the coming hours by written procedure by the Coreper and sent to the EP for the second reading (currently foreseen for the APRIL  session plenary together with the… Continue reading (Legislative Alert) Data Protection : the draft Directive covering public security policies

(Legislative Alert) Data Protection :the new EU general Regulation

ORIGINAL TEXT ACCESSIBLE IN ALL EU LANGUAGES ON THE EU COUNCIL SITE  Nota bene : the text below is the Council “position” which will be adopted in the coming hours by written procedure by the Coreper and sent to the EP for the second reading (currently foreseen for the APRIL  session plenary together with the… Continue reading (Legislative Alert) Data Protection :the new EU general Regulation

“EU-US Privacy Shield” : Towards a new Schrems 2.0 Case ? 

NOTA BENE : This is not a final version (San Francisco, April 3rd 2016) By Max SCHREMS INTRO In the past weeks I was repeatedly asked by policy makers, MEPs, DPAs and interested lawyers and individuals about a written summary of my assessment of the proposed “Privacy Shield” system. This document is a quick response… Continue reading “EU-US Privacy Shield” : Towards a new Schrems 2.0 Case ? 

Desperately searching for solidarity : the EU asylum saga continues

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON CDRE SITE (5 AVRIL 2016) par Jean-Baptiste Farcy, Eimear O’Neill and David Watt,  (Odysseus Network, OMNIA) The “refugee crisis” has disappeared from the headlines of European news, of course in part because of the Brussels terror attacks, but also apparently because the agreement between the EU and Turkey concluded on 18th March seems,… Continue reading Desperately searching for solidarity : the EU asylum saga continues