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  • Commission publishes its June infringement package

    7 June 2019

    On 6 June, the Commission published its June infringement package where it sets out which legal actions it is pursuing against member states which do not comply with their obligations under EU law.

  • New president takes up the reins at the Law Society of Scotland

    4 June 2019

    On 31 May, John Mulholland took over the presidency of the Law Society of Scotland from Alison Atack at today’s meeting of the Law Society’s decision-making Council, while Perth-based solicitor, Amanda Millar, became the new Vice President.

  • EU adopts new rules on Banking Union

    29 May 2019

    The Council adopted new rules to strengthen the banking union and reduce risks in the financial system following the 2007-2008 financial crisis. The rules include amendments to the capital requirement legislation (regulation 575/2013 and directive 2013/36/EU) ...

  • May case law digest

    29 May 2019

    This month’s CJEU cases include European Arrest Warrant, calculation of retirement pension, Google’s position in the online advertising industry and Facebook privacy case.

  • Council adopts rules on interoperability of EU information systems

    17 May 2019

    The EU Council has adopted two regulations in the areas of Justice and Home Affairs which establish a framework for interoperability among EU information systems. This framework will allow easier access to information sharing and will greatly improve security in the EU as well as allow for quicker and more efficient checks at external borders.

  • Council of Europe publishes its report on freedom of expression in Europe

    16 May 2019

    The Council of Europe published a report on freedom of expression in Europe in 2018. The report highlights the major threats to freedom of expression around Europe and lists the main actions that governments should take in order to address them.

  • The European Commission publishes its 2019 Justice Scoreboard

    16 May 2019

    The European Commission has published its 2019 EU Justice Scoreboard which gives an overview of the effectiveness, quality, and independence of the justice systems in the EU Member States.

  • European Law Academy announces the Young Lawyers Contest

    16 May 2019

    The Academy of European Law (ERA) will hold two contests at the ERA conference centre, Trier, Germany on 13-14 February 2020 and 4-5 February 2021 respectively.

  • April case law digest

    23 April 2019

    This month’s brief overview of the CJEU cases.

  • EU FDI screening mechanism enters into force

    18 April 2019

    On 10 April, the EU foreign direct investment (FDI) screening mechanism entered into force. The new regulation sets up a framework for screening the investment from non-EU countries that may affect security or public order.

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