Law & Justice

  • ECJ Permits Broad Leeway for Vaccine Litigation

    August 09, 2017

    CNN reports that the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled that, even in the absence of scientific evidence supporting the claim, courts in EU member states have a sufficient basis to find that a vaccine caused an illness if the vaccination occurred just before the illness, the patient was previously healthy, and a significant number of vaccinated people also became ill.

  • Legal Challenges Bog Down EU-US Data Privacy Deal

    August 08, 2017

    Politico reports that, nearly a year after its initial implementation, the EU-US Privacy Shield, which regulates the transfer of personal data between the two jurisdictions, faces significant legal challenges in the Court of Justice of the EU based on allegations that the US does not uphold EU data protection standards.

  • EU Faces Limited Options in Polish Controversy

    August 08, 2017

    An article in The Economist explains that the EU’s formal options for sanctioning the Polish government over controversial judicial reforms remain limited with Hungarian President Viktor Orbán likely to veto any sanctions, which require unanimous consent by all member states.

  • Governments Agree to EU Public Prosecutor's Office

    August 07, 2017

    20 EU member states have agreed to the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office, a centralized, independent entity that will investigate and prosecute alleged fraud against the EU budget in the territories of participating countries, with the help of re-purposed national prosecutors, while taking no instructions from political authorities.

  • ECJ Official Disapplies Regular EU Asylum Procedure

    August 07, 2017

    In a June opinion, an Advocate General for the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) advised that, in the exceptional circumstances of the EU migration crisis, the EU member in which a migrant first filed an asylum application, rather than a country that permitted the migrant to travel across its territory to reach that EU member, is responsible for examining the migrant's asylum request.

  • EU Official Links Cohesion Funds, Migrant Settlement

    August 03, 2017

    In a June speech in Prague, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker linked EU infrastructure funding to compliance with the bloc's migrant resettlement policies, warning that those countries who "benefit from solidarity, such as in the form of European cohesion funds, must be prepared to show solidarity."

  • EU President Rejects Push to Withhold Funds over Rule of Law

    August 03, 2017

    At a conference hosted by the German foreign ministry, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned that a German proposal to block access to EU funding for countries that fail to pursue the bloc's fiscal or democratic principles would be unhelpful in that it would divide EU member states.

  • EU Launches Legal Action over Polish Court Changes

    August 02, 2017

    Politico reports that the European Commission has sent a letter of "formal notice" to the Polish government asserting that a law setting different retirement ages for men and women in lower courts violates EU rules - the first step in an "infringement proceeding" that may be settled in the Court of Justice of the EU.

  • EU Allows Cross-border "Investigation Orders"

    August 02, 2017

    The European Commission has announced the entry into force of the European Investigation Order, an initiative to "simplify and speed up cross-border criminal investigations" by allowing judges to commandeer the law enforcement authorities of other EU member states to obtain evidence within their territories.

  • EU Parliament Seeks Legal Action on Refugee Sharing

    August 02, 2017

    The European Parliament adopted a resolution in May calling on countries to fulfill their commitments under EU legislation to relocating refugees within their territories and calling for the European Commission to consider legal action against countries that refuse to do so.

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