The European Commission’s Activation of Article 7: Better Late than Never?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS  by Dimitry Kochenov, Professor of EU Constitutional Law at the University of Groningen; Laurent Pech, Professor of European Law at Middlesex University London; and Kim Lane Scheppele, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University ‘The European Union is first and foremost a Union of values and of the rule… Continue reading The European Commission’s Activation of Article 7: Better Late than Never?

UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Professor Steve Peers The Prime Minister’s big speech in Florence has received the most attention in recent weeks, but it’s also worth looking at the UK government’s recent papers on its planned EU/UK close partnership after Brexit.  I’ll look here at the papers on two aspects of security –… Continue reading UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

The 2016 EU Justice Scoreboard

NOTA BENE : THE FULL REPORT IS ACCESSIBLE HERE  The 2016 EU Justice Scoreboard was adopted by the European Commission on 10 April 2016 under reference number COM(2017) 167. THE 2017 EU JUSTICE SCOREBOARD (…) Introduction ‘Effective justice systems support economic growth and defend fundamental rights. That is why Europe promotes and defends the rule… Continue reading The 2016 EU Justice Scoreboard

Casse-tête jurisprudentiel autour de l’exequatur (A propos des arrêts Meroni et Avotins)

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON CDRE SITE by Maxime Barba, EDIEC Les arrêts Avotins et Meroni, rendus coup sur coup selon un timing remarquable, l’un par la Grande Chambre de la Cour EDH, l’autre par la CJUE en formation classique, mettent aux prises la discipline européenne de l’exequatur et les exigences du procès équitable. Si le relief individuel… Continue reading Casse-tête jurisprudentiel autour de l’exequatur (A propos des arrêts Meroni et Avotins)

EU Justice Scoreboard 2016: learning from each other to improve the effectiveness of national justice systems

  European Commission – Press release    Brussels, 11 April 2016 Today, the European Commission publishes the 2016 EU Justice Scoreboard which gives a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in the EU Member States. The aim of the Scoreboard is to assist national authorities in their efforts to improve… Continue reading EU Justice Scoreboard 2016: learning from each other to improve the effectiveness of national justice systems

Europe to the Rescue? EU Law, the ECHR and Legal Aid

NOTA BENE : Chapter from Palmer, Cornford, Marique and Guinchard, Access to Justice: Beyond the Policies and Politics of Austerity (Hart, 2016) by  Steve Peers Introduction Some potentially radical changes in public policy are prevented, or at least constrained somewhat, by the twin protections provided by European Union (EU) law and the European Convention on Human… Continue reading Europe to the Rescue? EU Law, the ECHR and Legal Aid

The Italian Job: the CJEU strengthens criminal law protection of the EU’s finances (Comment to ‘Taricco’ Case)

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS by  Steve Peers The stereotype of fraud against the EU budget is a sleazy EU official in Brussels receiving manila envelopes stuffed full of bribe money, spending his ill-gotten gains to ensure that his lavish lifestyle becomes ever more decadent. But according to the EU’s annual reports on such… Continue reading The Italian Job: the CJEU strengthens criminal law protection of the EU’s finances (Comment to ‘Taricco’ Case)

EU Anti-Money Laundering legal framework: the race has started again…

by Dalila DELORENZI (FREE Group Trainee) After two years, the revision of the new EU Anti-Money Laundering (AML) framework has finally come to an end. The 20th May the European Parliament at its second reading has adopted the Fourth Directive AML  (Directive (EU) 2015/849) along with the new Regulation on information on the payer accompanying transfers… Continue reading EU Anti-Money Laundering legal framework: the race has started again…

VERFASSUNGSBLOG : Europe’s Justice Deficit

SEE ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS HERE The EU affects the lives of many people in ways they perceive as profoundly unjust. Lives are dramatically affected by the policies of austerity, widely understood to be EU-imposed. With the Court of Justice appearing to stand for its own authority and EU autonomy at any cost; with migrants attempting to… Continue reading VERFASSUNGSBLOG : Europe’s Justice Deficit

Summer School on The European Area of Criminal Justice (Brussels, 29 June – 3 July 2015)

NB: This Summer School is particularly designed for practitioners in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, EU or national civil servants, as well as researchers and students interested in EU “Freedom, Security and Justice” policies. Programme (See updated version here) The 12th edition of the Summer School “The EU Area… Continue reading Summer School on The European Area of Criminal Justice (Brussels, 29 June – 3 July 2015)