Limiting the ne bis in idem principle for the protection of the financial interests of the EU and the financial markets thereof

  • 20 April 2018
  • Kutatócsoport2

In a recent set of judgments, the Court of Justice of the European Union established that the principle of ne bis in idem may be limited for the purpose of protecting the financial interests of the EU and the financial markets thereof, as long as such a limitation does not exceed what is strictly necessary to achieve these objectives. The legal principle, recognized both by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and by the European Convention on Human Rights, states that a person cannot be criminally prosecuted or punished twice for the same offence. Read more... (Dániel Szilágyi)

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

  • 14 March 2018
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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)

Public Services and Financing Changes in the Hungarian Local Government System

  • 13 March 2018
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The financial legal status of local governments varies widely in time and space, as this system of governance is continuously changing and developing. The realization of financial independence needs a number of public financing instruments which can be present in various forms depending on the nature of the system. It is obvious that we cannot separate the municipal financial issues from the central government’s budget given that these are closely linked to each other through the financial connections between the layers of governance. Thanks to the changes in this dynamic, this topic is always current in financial legal circles and among economists, public finance specialists and experts dealing with this problematic issue. Read more... (Péter Bordás)

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

  • 21 February 2018
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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
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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
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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)

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