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First Advocate General of the Court of Justice Appointed 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 11 October 2018, Mr. Maciej Szpunar was appointed First Advocate General of the Court of Justice. Mr. Szpunar has been serving as Advocate General at the Court of Justice since 2013. Prof. Dr. Maciej Szpunar holds degrees in law from the University of … Read more

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Switch to E-Curia 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
With effect from 1 December 2018, the IT application e-Curia is becoming the only means of exchange of legal documents Read more

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eu-LISA: New Legal Basis – New Mandate 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 21 November 2018, the new legal basis, i.e. Regulation (EU) 2018/1726, for eu-LISA was published in the Official Journal of the EU (O.J. L 295, pp. 99-137). Read more

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Handbook on Application of Charter Published 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
In October 2018, FRA published a handbook on how to apply the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in law and policymaking at national level. The handbook is a guide on how and when the Charter applies and targets national law- and policy-makers, i.e., those working in governments, parliaments, and regional and local authorities. Read more

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Brexit: Citizens Fail Before European Court 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 26 November 2018, the General Court (GC) delivered its judgment in an action for annulment by way of which the applicants wanted to stop Brexit progress. In the case at issue, 13 British citizens residing in EU Member States other than the UK applied … Read more

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Positive Marks for Bulgaria in Judicial Reform and Fight Against Corruption 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 13 November 2018, the Commission presented a progress report on Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). The CVM assessed progress made in Bulgaria’s commitments in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption and organised crime since its EU … Read more

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Commission Criticises Romania for Regression in Judicial Reforms and Fight Against Corruption 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
As part of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), the Commission voiced concerns over current developments in Romania regarding judicial reforms, judicial independence, and the fight against high-level corruption. In its progress report tabled on 13 November 2018, the Commission stated that Romania does … Read more

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CJEU Stops Application of New Polish Law on Supreme Court Judges 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 19 October 2018, the Vice-President (VP) of the European Court of Justice ordered interim measures in the infringement proceedings against Poland regarding Poland’s reform of the Supreme Court. The proceedings (case C-619/18) were launched by the European Commission at the end of … Read more

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EP: Time Is Ripe for a Comprehensive DRF Mechanism 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In a resolution of 14 November 2018, the EP called on the Commission to present a proposal for a comprehensive EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental rights (in short: “DRF”). Several EU Member States were not maintaining the core EU … Read more

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CEPEJ 2018 Report on Efficiency of Justice 
16 January 2019
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 5 October 2018, CEPEJ published its 2018 report on the main trends observed for the efficiency of justice in 45 European countries. This 7th evaluation report is based on the 2016 data and serves as a practical tool to better understand the operation of justice in Europe, including major trends, statistics, and common issues. Read more

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Court Re-Elects President Raimondi 
16 January 2019
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 17 September 2018, Guido Raimondi was re-elected as President of the ECtHR. His term ends on 4 May 2019, the same time as his mandate as a judge.Before his career at the ECtHR Raimondi worked in the Legal Department of the Italian Ministry … Read more

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The 2018 Conference on International Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant 
24 October 2018 (updated 3 years, 5 months ago)
Maffei_Stefano.jpg Prof. Dr. Stefano Maffei
Academic and practising lawyers from around the world gathered in Sarnico, Italy in the last week of June 2018 to brainstorm on current developments in extradition law in several countries, including the UK, Scotland, USA, Italy, Albania, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland. A poll of participants indicated that virtually all considered the two-day conference a complete success. Read more

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