Parliamentary Tracker : the EP incoming resolution on the EU-USA (so called) “Privacy Shield”…

  NOTA BENE : Below the text that will be submitted to vote at the next EP plenary. As in previous occasions the text is well drafted, legally precise and it confirms the high level of  competence that the European Parliament (and its committee LIBE) has developed along the last 17 years from the first… Continue reading Parliamentary Tracker : the EP incoming resolution on the EU-USA (so called) “Privacy Shield”…

What is the point of minimum harmonization of fundamental rights? Some further reflections on the Achbita case.

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Eleanor Spaventa, Director of the Durham European Law Institute and Professor of European Law, Law School, Durham University Ronan McCrea has already provided a very thoughtful analysis of the headscarf cases; this contribution seeks to complement that analysis by focusing on two issues arising from the Achbita case: first… Continue reading What is the point of minimum harmonization of fundamental rights? Some further reflections on the Achbita case.

Headscarf bans at work: explaining the ECJ rulings

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS ON TUESDAY, 14 MARCH 2017 Professor Steve Peers When can employers ban their staff from wearing headscarves? Today’s rulings of the ECJ have attracted a lot of attention, some of it confused. There have been previous posts on this blog about the background to the cases, and about the… Continue reading Headscarf bans at work: explaining the ECJ rulings

The Mejiers Committee on the inter-parliamentary scrutiny of Europol

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON THE MEJIERS COMMITTE (*) PAGE  HERE Introducton Article 88 TFEU provides for a unique form of scrutiny on the functioning of Europol. It lays down that the [regulations on Europol] shall also lay down the procedures for scrutiny of Europol’s activities by the European Parliament, together with national Parliaments. Such a procedure… Continue reading The Mejiers Committee on the inter-parliamentary scrutiny of Europol

The time has come to complain about the EU Terrorism Directive

By Maryant Fernández Pérez Nearly a year has passed since we told that you’d be now complaining about the Terrorism Directive. On 16 February, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote on the draft Terrorism Directive. EU policy-makers have meaningfully addressed only very few of the concerns that EDRi and other NGOs have raised… Continue reading The time has come to complain about the EU Terrorism Directive

The Ever-expanding National Security State in Europe: the Case of Poland

by Luigi LIMONE (*) One of the most alarming developments across the European Union is the effort by States to make it easier to invoke and prolong a “state of emergency” as a response to terrorism or the threats to violent attacks. Emergency measures, which are generally supposed to be temporary, have become embedded in… Continue reading The Ever-expanding National Security State in Europe: the Case of Poland

Brexit: the Prime Minister sets the wrong course

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS by Steve Peers Today’s speech by Prime Minister Theresa May gave a number of indications as to the government’s intentions as regards implementing Brexit. Overall, while the speech contained some welcome parts, it made fundamentally the wrong decision about the country’s future. Welcome parts of the speech The welcome… Continue reading Brexit: the Prime Minister sets the wrong course

TELE2 SVERIGE AB AND WATSON ET AL: CONTINUITY AND …RADICAL CHANGE

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EUROPEAN LAW BLOG  (JANUARY 12, 2017) By Orla Lynskey   Introduction The CJEU delivered its judgment in Tele2 Sverige AB and Watson on 21 December 2016. The Court had been asked by a Swedish and British court respectively to consider the scope and effect of its previous judgment in Digital Rights Ireland… Continue reading TELE2 SVERIGE AB AND WATSON ET AL: CONTINUITY AND …RADICAL CHANGE

Verfassungsblog :The Hungarian Constitutional Court and Constitutional Identity

 ORIGINAL PUBLISHED HERE by Gábor Halmai Ever since the 2010 parliamentary elections Hungary has set off on the journey to became an ‘illiberal’ member state of the EU, which does not comply with the shared values of rule of law and democracy, the ‘basic structure’ of Europe. The new government of Viktor Orbán from the very… Continue reading Verfassungsblog :The Hungarian Constitutional Court and Constitutional Identity

THE POWER TO CONCLUDE THE EU’S NEW GENERATION OF FTA’S: AG SHARPSTON IN OPINION 2/15

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EUROPEAN LAW BLOG  By Laurens Ankersmit To say that the EU’s new generation of trade agreements (such as CETA and TTIP) is politically controversial is becoming somewhat of an understatement. These free trade agreements (FTA), going beyond mere tariff reduction and facilitating hyperglobalization, have faced widespread criticism from civil society, trade unions,… Continue reading THE POWER TO CONCLUDE THE EU’S NEW GENERATION OF FTA’S: AG SHARPSTON IN OPINION 2/15