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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 published 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) is organising two contests to be held at the ERA conference centre, Trier, Germany on 13-14 February 2020 and 4-5 February 2021 respectively.

Case law digest April 2019

23 April 2019

This month’s brief overview of the CJEU cases.

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