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  • Neues aus dem Elfenbeinturm: July 2018
    by Benedikt Pirker on July 18, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Summer School «The External Dimension of EU Migration and Asylum Policies: Human Rights, Development and Neighbourhood Policies in the Mediterranean Area” University of Barcelona, 17-21 September 2018. Deadline for applications: 20 July 2018. Summer School “Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy” Venice, 27 August- 5 July 2018. […]

  • The Applicable Law in OLAF’s On-The-Spot Inspections
    by Koen Bovend’Eerdt on June 28, 2018 at 5:45 am

    By Koen Bovend’Eerdt The Commission established OLAF (Office de Lutte Anti-Fraude), an administrative investigative service of the Commission, in 1999, in the wake of the fall of the Santer Commission, to strengthen the fight against illegal activities affecting the Union’s financial interests. One of the shortcomings in OLAF’s […]

  • Another Turn of the Screw? The ‘Facebook Fanpages’ judgment
    by Orla Lynskey on June 25, 2018 at 11:37 am

    By Orla Lynskey Introduction The data protection practices of social networking giant Facebook have been the subject of much regulatory and public scrutiny in recent months, from the Cambridge Analytica saga to the allegation that Facebook’s consent mechanism is not GDPR-compliant and its terms of service constitute an abuse of dominance. […]

  • C-525/16 MEO: CJEU on Price Discrimination under Article 102 TFEU
    by Lorenzo Gugliotta on June 21, 2018 at 5:45 am

    By Lorenzo Gugliotta On April 19, 2018 the Court of Justice made an important clarification to the understanding of Article 102 TFEU with a judgment in case C-525/16 MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia SA v Autoridade da Concorrência. This judgment, in which the CJEU followed the detailed Opinion of […]

  • Free Movement of Same-Sex Spouses within the EU: The ECJ’s Coman judgment
    by Alina Tryfonidou on June 19, 2018 at 7:27 am

    By Alina Tryfonidou Introduction In its much-awaited judgment in Coman, delivered earlier this month, the Court of Justice ruled that the term ‘spouse’ for the purpose of the grant of family reunification rights under EU free movement law, includes the same-sex spouse of a Union citizen who has moved between Member States. This means […]

  • Neues aus dem Elfenbeinturm: June 2018
    by Benedikt Pirker on June 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Workshop “Constructing Legal Orders in Europe: The General Principles of EU Law” University of Leicester, 29-30 June 2018. (Free) registration necessary. Conference “EU external relations: Tackling global challenges?” TMC Asser Institute, 6-7 December 2018. Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 June 2018. Call for Papers […]

  • Height Discrimination in EU Law: The Case of Kalliri (C-409/16) at the Court of Justice
    by Ulad Belavusau on June 11, 2018 at 8:26 am

    By Uladzislau Belavusau Introduction In the recent years the Court of Justice of the European Union, has pronounced twice about physical requirements as a matter of discrimination. The first case – Kaltoft (C-354/13) – concerned obesity and was briefly annotated on European Law Blog. The present commentary will look into another […]

  • The Commission´s Company Law Package: overview and critical view of the proposal for cross border transactions
    by Segismundo Alvarez on June 7, 2018 at 5:45 am

    By Segismundo Alvarez The much awaited Company Law Package was finally published by the European Commission on April 25. It aims to establish “simpler and less burdensome rules for companies”  regarding incorporation and cross border transactions and consists of two proposals. Proposal 2018/0113  intends to promote the use of […]

  • K.A and others – The Zambrano Story Continues
    by Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf on May 22, 2018 at 5:45 am

    By Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf On 8 May 2018, with the judgment in K.A. and others vs. Belgium, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has added another piece to the now quite big puzzle that surrounds the legal status of EU citizens (and their third country family members). It ruled that Article 20 TFEU can […]

  • Neues aus dem Elfenbeinturm: May 2018
    by Benedikt Pirker on May 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

    1st International Forum of the Hungarian European Law Institute Hub – The impact and effects of Brexit on EU Law and UK Law Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 14 September 2018. Deadline for abstract submissions: 20 May 2018. Workshop – Challenges to EU Law and Governance in the Member States European University […]