CETA’s mechanism for the settlement of disputes gets green light from Advocate General

  • 11 February 2019
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The dispute settlement mechanism between investors and states provided for by the free trade  agreement between the EU and Canada (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA) is compatible with EU law, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concluded on Tuesday (29 January), dismissing previous concerns. The agreement does not adversely affect the autonomy of EU law and does not affect the principle that the ECJ has exclusive jurisdiction over the definitive interpretation of EU law. Read more... (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

Expressions about Public Persons: The Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the New Challenges of Social Media

  • 6 February 2019
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The Internet is the most important development in communication technology since the invention of the press, affecting the practice of freedom of speech and press and enabling more democratic opportunities for communication. Beside the multitude of advantages, this new technology brought along a swathe of new issues. One important question is: how can courts react to these changed circumstances in the course of human rights adjudication? Is it possible to apply the existing human rights measures or do the features of the new media require the development of new measures? Read more... (Éva Balogh)

At a „hat trick of judgements” against Uber – the company loses UK case on worker rights

  • 24 January 2019
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Uber has lost its latest court bid (on 19 December 2018) to stop its British drivers being classified as workers, entitling them to rights such as the minimum wage and holiday pay, in a decision which jeopardises the taxi app’s business model. Read more... (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

Brexit: Happy Marriage and Divorce

  • 17 January 2019
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This article focuses on one of the most essential challenges for the European Union – Brexit, a process in motion since June 2016 and still shrouded in uncertainty. It is predicted that the UK will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. However, no one knows yet how and by what conditions this "divorce" shall take place, and even whether it is truly inevitable: according to a recent ruling of the European Court of Justice, the United Kingdom could decide to unilaterally reverse the withdrawal process. Read more...  (Giorgi Gogokhia)

„That ship has sailed...?” the UK should be able to change its mind about Brexit, according to the Advocate General

  • 10 December 2018
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Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) should declare that Article 50 TEU allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU. The ruling date has been set for December 10, just a day before the national Parliament’s vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s much-maligned Brexit agreement. Regarding the issue, it seems that the United Kingdom isn't united at all at the moment. Read more... (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

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