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By Simona DEMKOVA On 25 January 2018, the Court of Justice ruled in the second of the Schrems trials in what seems to be an overhaul of the possibility for collective redress by consumers in the digital settings via a simple transfer of their claims. While Mr Schrems was granted the status of a consumer… » read more

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Brexit is the dominant topic in the British media. Hardly a week goes by without a Brexit-related discussion in the media – even in times where no EU-UK negotiations take place: disagreements with the EU, strife between parties, arguments within parties, visions and counter-visions of Brexit… there is an inexhaustible source of news stories. But… » read more

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First published at: http://politheor.net/ The pan-European Personal Pension is the Commission led proposal to close the pension gap in a cost-effective manner. Its benefits spread across multiple fronts: improving pension system sustainability, strengthening current fiscal and macroeconomic coordination framework, unlock long-term investment, and contributing to deeper economic integration. Europe is getting old. Ageing population is… » read more

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by Julien Miéral   Negotiations for a European Union (EU)-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) were announced and launched in 2009. The decision was then taken in 2011 to include a chapter on investment protection. After nine rounds of negotiations, parties reached a first agreement in August 2014.[1] That was the bright and smooth… » read more

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First published at http://politheor.net/ by Igor Tkalec The European Unemployment Insurance is a reawakened EU initiative imagined to function as a supranational coordination and stabilization mechanism. While its purpose is justified and its design viable, a pre-condition that underpins such a scheme is currently absent. The recent announcement of the European Pillar of Social Rights… » read more

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by Carsten Ullrich The CJEU has been busy over the last year on developing its interpretations on the role of intermediaries in intellectual property infringement cases in an online context[1]. The case C‑494/15 of Tommy Hilfiger Licensing LLC and Others v Delta Center[2] (Hilfiger), decided on 7 July 2016, offers an interesting read as it… » read more

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by Sandra Cabrera Alvarado Growing rise in Euroscepticism among its citizens, threaten by rising tides of economic instability, troubling nationalism, security concerns and political uncertainty both within the region and internationally; the European Union (EU) finds itself at the crossroads. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaty, EU institutions must resolve to… » read more

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by Estelle EVRARD and Jutta Bissinger   Brexit: Mind the gap! Die Bedeutung regionaler Disparitäten auf politische Weichenstellungen Die Ergebnisse des Referendums am 23. Juni 2016 im Vereinigten Königreich (VK) sind ein Beweis dafür, dass regionale Disparitäten und der territoriale Zusammenhalt innerhalb eines Landes politisch relevante Faktoren darstellen. Das sogenannte „Brexit“- Referendum vom 23. Juni… » read more

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by Herwig Hofmann and Catherine Warin EU law is not what it used to be in the early days of integration some sixty years ago. Having started in the shape of the ECSC as a special-purpose organisation of administrative nature for regulatory cooperation, the EU subsequently added constitutional frameworks defining the relation between different sources… » read more

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