Law & Justice

  • Hungary Pursues Legal Challenge to EU Migrant Quotas

    December 02, 2015

    Arguing that the quota measure ignores the concept of subsidiarity, the Hungarian Parliament has voted to join Slovakia in pursuing a legal challenge to the adoption by the EU of country-by-country quotas for migrants who have entered the bloc from the Middle East and North Africa.

  • France Seeks Ramp-up of Intra-EU Travel Security

    December 01, 2015

    The Telegraph reports that in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris, French President François Hollande is seeking to suspend the Schengen Agreement, which allows people to move across borders inside the EU without showing a passport or visa, and to implement a passenger name record that would track passengers traveling in the EU.

  • UK Study Finds Risks in EU DNA-Request System

    November 18, 2015

    A study from the UK Home Office expresses concern that if Britain participates in an EU system through which other countries could request DNA and fingerprint information from UK police in order to help solve crimes, it could face a significant number of requests for DNA of British citizens from countries with lower standards for criminal DNA matching.

  • Court Strikes Blow to EU Sanctions in Ukraine

    October 30, 2015

    POLITICO reports that the General Court of the EU has struck down EU-imposed sanctions on a former Ukrainian official for lack of evidence of wrongdoing, placing in doubt the broader, fledgling EU effort to penalize officials from the previous Ukrainian regime.

  • EU Orders Fiat, Starbucks to Pay Extra Taxes

    October 28, 2015

    European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has ordered European car company Fiat and US coffee chain Starbucks tens of millions of euros in extra taxes to Luxembourg and Dutch tax authorities, respectively, alleging that these countries' tax deals with the companies were invalid under EU law.

  • EU Parliament Seeks Data Protection in New US Deal

    October 21, 2015

    The European Parliament has adopted a resolution welcoming the Court of Justice of the EU's recent invalidation of the EU's "Safe Harbour" data deal with the US and has threatened to withhold funds from the European Commission if it does not negotiate a new deal that ramps up data protections for Europeans.

  • EU Seeks to Facilitate Police Exchange of Personal Data

    October 16, 2015

    The Council of the EU has announced that it has agreed to its negotiating position on a draft directive that would both provide standards for the protection of personal data and facilitate its exchange among law-enforcement authorities across the EU.

  • CoE Creates Protocol on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

    October 16, 2015

    At an upcoming conference, the Council of Europe ("CoE") will open for signature by member countries a protocol that seeks to harmonize legislation in European countries and improve information-sharing in order to deal with foreign terrorist fighters.

  • MEP Seeks Stronger Framework to Replace "Safe Harbor"

    October 15, 2015

    Member of the European Parliament ("MEP") Sophie in ‘t Veld has called on the European Commission to use the Court of Justice of the EU's invalidation of the US-EU "Safe Harbor" data framework as an opportunity to impose stronger restrictions on transatlantic data transfers.

  • Epstein Criticizes ECJ Data Decision

    October 14, 2015

    Professor Richard Epstein of New York University School of Law argues that the Court of Justice of the EU's ("ECJ") invalidation of the EU-US Safe Harbor data-transfer framework was flawed, as the ECJ did not consider the reliance interests of thousands of companies and pointed to "no evidence of concrete abuse."

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