Tag Archives: Legislative procedures

European Parliament v. Council, Case C-540/13 of 16 April 2015

Case C-540/13 concerned a dispute between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, where the Parliament brought an action against the Council before the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in an attempt to annul Council Decision 2013/392/EU. … Continue reading

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Rather no Patent Court than a bad one?

On 23 June 2011 the Council reached an agreement on a substantive patent right for the internal market and the establishment of a European and Community Patent Court, and adopted a Proposal for a Regulation implementing enhanced cooperation. With the … Continue reading

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The European citizens’ initiative took off on 1st April: not an April Fool

The European citizens’ initiative was introduced by the Lisbon Treaty as a new form of public participation, enabling citizens to directly shape the European policy and to improve the development of its legislation process. On 1 April 2012, more than … Continue reading

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