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

  • 9 January 2018
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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
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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)

An Atypical Marriage in Labour Law – Coupling Atypical Forms of Employment with the Sphere of Labour Inspections

  • 18 December 2017
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The atypical forms of employment constitute one of the most exciting issues in the world of labour law nowadays. The growth of these relationships is the outcome of multiple forces. It reflects changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change – such as the increased role of women in the world’s labour force – but also legislative changes, which characterises the Hungarian situation as well. Read more... (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

Erasmus+ Funding Instruments for Social Inclusion in the Field of Education, Training and Youth

  • 3 November 2017
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The Erasmus+ Programme, the European Commission’s current programme supporting education, training, youth and sport in Europe, aims to provide a total of €14.7 billion in funding in these policy areas between 2014 and 2020. Since the adoption of the Paris Declaration in 2015, the programme began allocating specific funding to innovative transnational cooperation projects promoting social inclusion. The aim of this note is twofold: firstly, to examine this specific priority and the projects selected for funding in greater detail, and secondly, to explore the potential of other Erasmus+ actions for the facilitation of social inclusion. Read more... (Dániel Szilágyi)

The right to education of vulnerable social groups in the European Union

  • 2 July 2017
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The first appearance of the concept of vulnerable social groups in a European legal context can be traced back to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. The expression was originally usedin relation to the Romani minority, however, in later decisions, the forum drew attention to the vulnerability of several different groups – among others, the mentally disabled, people living with HIV and asylum seekers. The recognition of vulnerability simultaneously requires special measures taken to protect the interests of those affected. Read more... (Dániel Szilágyi)

Will re-municipalisation in water sector influence donor policies?

  • 19 January 2017
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Increasing number of re-municipalisation cases and enhancing public influence in service provision indicate a major policy shift in public service management. The former privatisation trend in water management and other infrastructure services seem to be reversed. The question is whether international donors, financing institutions and technical assistance programs acknowledge these changes and take into account this new political reality? Read more... (Gábor Péteri)

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