Monthly Archives: April 2015

The EU’s Policies on Alcohol and its Content

What does one beer really contain? This is a question related to the new EU rules on nutrition labelling for food and drinks. The EU rules so far only apply to food and non-alcoholic drinks, but the question whether the … Continue reading

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A, B, C v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie, Joined Cases C-148/13 to C-150/13 (2 December 2014)

Background A, B, C v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie concerns whether EU law imposes restrictions on the procedures when a state tries to authenticate the sexual orientation of applicants applying for asylum. A, B and C, third country nationals, … Continue reading

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EU migration policy reform expected in early May

This Sunday a boat carrying about 700 migrants capsized off the coast of Libya. Tragically, only about 30 persons could be saved. EU senior police officials and interior ministers from all the 28 Member States met on Monday in Luxembourg … Continue reading

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Problematic aspects of the EU’s accession to the ECHR

Steve Peers provides an explanation of Opinion 2/13 in his article The EU’s Accession to the ECHR: The Dream Becomes a Nightmare, published in the German Law Journal recently (Vol. 16, pp. 213-222), and he is very critical to such … Continue reading

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