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Neues aus dem Elfenbeinturm: October 2017

Call for Papers : Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for EU Parliamentary Democracy – Brexit and beyond Maastricht University, 18-19 January 2018. Deadline for abstract submissions : 20 October 2017. Workshop « The Political and Legal Theory of International Courts and Tribunals » University of Oslo, 18-19 June 2018. Deadline for abstract submissions : 1 November 2017. Workshop: « Resolving the Tensions between EU Trade and Non-Trade Objectives: Actors, Norms, and Processes » Utrecht University, 10 November 2017. Deadline for registration: 3 November 2017. Conference « The future of free movement in stormy times » The Hague University of Applied Sciences, 21 November...

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Brexit, Fundamental Rights And The Future Of Judicial And Police Cooperation

By Cristina Saenz Perez The future of EU-UK judicial cooperation in criminal matters is far from certain. In her Florence speech, Theresa May affirmed that one of the goals of the UK government was to establish a “comprehensive framework for future security, law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation” after Brexit. In the government’s ‘Future Partnership Paper’, the government also expressed the need of concluding a separate agreement that guarantees the future of cooperation in police and security matters between the UK and the EU. Despite all the efforts, the latest decisions have shown how difficult an agreement in this area...

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Cases C-643 and C-647/15: Enforcing solidarity in EU migration policy

By Daniela Obradovic The duty of solidarity between EU Member States Although the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) long ago characterised the deliberate refusal of a Member State to implement EU law as a ‘failure in the duty of solidarity’ that ‘strikes at the fundamental basis’ of the EU legal order (Case 39/72, para. 25), it has not been clear whether the principle of solidarity among Member States can be enforced in European courts. The recent response of the CJEU to the Slovakian and Hungarian challenge (C-643 and C-647/15, the migrant quotas verdict) to the Council...

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The EP’s ‘European Standards’ Resolution in the wake of James Elliott Construction: carving ever more holes in Pandora’s Box?

By Pieter van Cleynenbreugel and Iris Demoulin A mere three years ago, the voluntary and non-binding nature of technical standards was still deemed self-evident. Standards, it was believed, would never be seen as parts of EU law. In the meantime, however, the James Elliott Construction case (C-613/14) caused a serious crisis of faith in this regard. Holding that it has jurisdiction to interpret a European harmonised technical standard adopted by the European Committee for Standardisation (‘CEN’), the EU Court of Justice (‘CJEU’) forewarned that it would play a more active role in the interpretation and legality assessment of harmonised...

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Neues aus dem Elfenbeinturm: September 2017

PhD Seminar “The EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice” University of Basel, 16-17 November 2017. Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 September 2017. Conference “ Cross-border Mergers Directive: EU perspectives and national experiences” University of Cyprus, 7 October 2017. Conference “The Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication” The Hague/University of Leiden, 26-27 October 2017. Registration required. Symposium “External Challenges to the Common Fisheries Policy” University of Edinburgh, 18 May 2018. Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 November...

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