Law & Justice

  • Hungary Confirms Plans to Block EU Sanctions on Poland

    January 09, 2018

    Bloomberg reports that the government of Hungary has announced it will block any sanctions against Poland under the "Article 7" procedure launched by the European Commission over the country's judicial reforms and will oppose calls from Western EU governments to link development funding in the bloc with the observance of rule-of-law and human-rights norms.

  • ECJ Paves Way for Tighter Restrictions on Uber

    January 09, 2018

    The New York Times reports that the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled that ride service Uber is a "transport service" as opposed to a digital marketplace connecting drivers and passengers, in a decision that will likely subject the tech company to stricter regulations and licensing requirements in Europe.

  • EU Risks Blowback over Threats to Poland

    January 09, 2018

    An article in The Economist highlights the dilemma faced by the EU institutions in threatening to punish Poland for rule-of-law violations involved in the government's changes to the country's judicial system, as Polish officials dismiss such opposition to its reforms as unwarranted foreign meddling.

  • Hungary Faces Array of Complaints at ECJ

    January 05, 2018

    In December, the European Commission announced that it would take the Hungarian government to the Court of Justice of the EU to challenge the country's recently imposed reporting requirements on nongovernmental organizations and a foreign-funded university, along with the government's refusal to accept refugees under the EU's quota system.

  • EU Document Seeks to Bind UK on ECJ, Citizens' Rights

    January 04, 2018

    Reuters reports that a draft European Parliament resolution on the relationship between the EU and the UK after Brexit demands that Britain respect the rights of "core family members" and "children born in the future" outside the UK and continue, for an as-yet undefined amount of time after Brexit, to follow the rulings of the Court of Justice of the EU.

  • Former UK Minister: Staying in ECJ Means No Brexit

    January 03, 2018

    Politico reports that former Brexit Minister David Jones has warned that failure to leave the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) after Brexit will mean that Britain has not "in reality left the European Union."

  • Paterson: ECJ Can Have No UK Jurisdiction After Brexit

    December 29, 2017

    UK Member of Parliament Owen Paterson asserts that EU demands that the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) maintain jurisdiction over legal claims from EU nationals living in Britain that their rights have been abused violates the principle that "independent sovereign nations cannot be bound by the rulings of foreign courts."

  • Former UK Judge Criticizes Reported ECJ Concession

    December 29, 2017

    The Express reports that former UK Court of Appeal Judge Sir Richard Aikens has warned that a UK concession in Brexit negotiations requiring British courts to refer cases on the rights of EU nationals in Britain to the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) "would be tantamount to reversing the result of the 2016 referendum."

  • Commentator: ECJ Is Key Issue in Brexit Negotiations

    December 29, 2017

    Paul Goodman writes on ConservativeHome that, following the Brexit "divorce" bill settlement between UK and EU negotiators, the most important issue that may stall Brexit negotiations will be the influence of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) over the UK after the country leaves the bloc.

  • EC Initiates Sanctions Process Against Poland

    December 20, 2017

    Politico reports that the European Commission (EC) has, for the first time, triggered the EU's process of sanctioning a member state for failing to uphold the core values of the bloc in an action against Poland over judicial independence concerns caused by an array of court reforms pursued by the country's government.

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