Tag Archives: Sweden

Case C-155/15, George Karim v Migrationsverket (7 June 2016)

General background The George Karim v Migrationsverket (Grand Chamber) case concerns legal questions regarding asylum seekers in the European Union (EU). Mr. Karim, a Syrian national, applied for asylum in Slovenia in May 2013. On 20 July, Mr. Karim left the … Continue reading

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Book review ‘Human Rights in Contemporary European Law’ (eds. Eleonor Kristoffersson & Joakim Nergelius)

Nergelius, Joakim & Kristoffersson, Eleonor (eds.), ‘Human Rights in Contemporary European Law’, Hart Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-84946-483-3, 229 pages, €75/700 SEK. Human Rights in Contemporary European Law is a recently published book (2015) and volume 6 in the series Swedish … Continue reading

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Tabarelli on the impact of the EU and the ECHR on parliamentary sovereign regimes

This post reviews Marco Tabarelli’s article The Influence of the EU and the ECHR on ‘Parliamentary Sovereignty Regimes’: Assessing the Impact of European Integration on the British and Swedish Judiciaries (available here) in the European Law Journal, vol. 19, issue … Continue reading

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The EU common foreign and security policy: Mutual defence and Sweden’s relation to the NATO

On 20 April, the Swedish defence minister Karin Enström stated in an interview with the EU observer that Sweden is not in the NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) partly because the EU treaty contains its own security guarantee, a … Continue reading

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Åklagaren v. Hans Åkerberg Fransson, Case C-617/10 of 26 February 2013

Background Hans Åkerberg Fransson was a Swedish fisherman living in the north of Sweden. In 2007 it was decided that he would have to pay a tax surcharge, due to the fact that he had provided false information concerning his … 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 #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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