Monthly Archives: March 2013

Reading suggestion #21: Scholarly writings published in February-March 2013

A few interesting studies published recently in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN): K. McAuliffe, Languages and the Institutional Dynamics of the Court of Justice of the European Communities: Lawyer-Linguists and the Production of a Multilingual Jurisprudence, available here. S. … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #20: Swedish Ministry of Justice says the EU data bill threatens transparency

Sweden’s ministry of justice says the EU’s draft data protection law could upset the delicate balance between transparency and privacy in its own national law on access to documents. “With a regulation there is a need to make it perfectly … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #19: The European Parliament rejects the long-term budget

MEP’s on Wednesday rejected the next long-term EU budget deal agreed by European leaders earlier in February (Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020). Adopted by an outstanding majority, the resolution will give European Parliament’s President Martin Schulz enough room to negotiate and … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #18: The run-up to the 2014 European Parliament elections begins

In a Press Release published yesterday, the European Commission recommends that political parties nominate their candidate for Commission President. The proposals aim to better inform voters about the issues at stake in next year’s European Parliament elections, encourage a Europe-wide debate … Continue reading

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Announcement #3: The State of the Union conference (9 May 2013, Florence)

The State of the Union conference brings together political personalities from European institutions and national governments, prominent academics and business leaders to discuss the development and the future of the EU. It is an annual event for high-level reflection on … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #17: Case C-617/10 Åklagaren v Fransson

In case C-617/10 Fransson, the matter of the application of the Charter to national measures came to the forefront once more. The Swedish referring court asked the European Court of Justice whether the principle of ne bis in idem (a … Continue reading

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