Difficult neighbourhood? Key developments and future perspectives in Belarus‒EU Relations

  • 14 March 2018
  • Kutatócsoport2

For approximately twenty-five years, Belarus and the EU have been faced with plenty of challenges throughout the number of attempts to establish a solid ground for building the stable bilateral relations. Being one of the countries neighbouring the EU, Belarus has commonly been assumed as the key actor in reducing tensions in the region, associated with the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. As the result, Belarus’s efforts towards maintaining the stability in the Eurasian region have considerably altered the EU strategy towards this country. Read more... (Iryna Bahanenka)

Good, but not enough – the U.S. trio need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules

  • 21 February 2018
  • Kutatócsoport2

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ released on February 15 their new terms of service, which are designed to better align with EU consumer protection rules. The changes have been greeted with enthusiasm in Brussels, but still fall short of fully complying with the European Union’s strict regulations. Read more... (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

Another step in the EDF v Commission Case – The General Court of the EU upheld the unfavourable decision for the french company

  • 1 February 2018
  • Kutatócsoport2

Despite several decades of application, the concept of the state aid is still not well defined enough and continues to generate extended legal battles throughout the European Union. This is well illustrated by a Judgment in Case T-747/15 of the General Court of the EU released January 16, 2018, confirming that the Commission had correctly applied the state aid rules to order France to require Électricité de France (EDF) to pay back €1.37 billion. Read more... (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

The Approach of the Local System of Child Protection from a Social-Network Aspect and its Options of Interpretation

  • 31 January 2018
  • Kutatócsoport2

Nowadays the system of child protection needs to face and cope with many challenges. These challenges are stemming from different sources, including the efforts of the government to renew and reinforce the child protection system and the related enactments and codification, the resource requirements of the professionals involved in the work of child protection or the capacity of the system. It is obvious that the system has to react and respond to these challenges. Read more... (Imre Bertalan)

The European Court of Justice has ruled that Uber is a transport company

  • 9 January 2018
  • Kutatócsoport2

On 20 December 2017, the European Court of Justice has ruled that Uber is a transport services company. (The decision is a major setback for Uber, which has long insisted that it should be treated as technology service that connects drivers and riders; in other words, the Court placed itself on the side of traditional taxis. This definition will require the company to use only licensed taxi drivers, as well as meet other strict regulations linked to health and safety and background checks on drivers on its digital platform. Read more... (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

Foreign Direct Investments and International Tribunals: Why the connection is important?

  • 2 January 2018
  • Kutatócsoport2

Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) have been the main engine in the economic growth of countries with developing economies. Nowadays, institutions of international business law are facing certain challenges in the area of foreign investment. These challenges mostly rise up from the nature of legal system in recipient countries. Because of their specific nature such as favorable atmosphere for foreign investors, international tribunals also have different approaches regarding these cases. Read more... (Ninjin Bataa)