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Charter Applicability Under More Favourable Provisions of National Law. The TSN Judgment and the Future of Article 51.1 of the Charter

Yesterday all the attention was focused on the judgment of the Court of Justice on the Polish judiciary (more on that will follow in this blog). But on the same day, the Grand Chamber and the same reporting judge issued another important judgment that has passed by more discretely: the TSN case, on the scope of application of the Charter when Member States increase the level of protection...

The Council Agrees on New Rules for EU Company Cross-Border Conversions, Mergers and Divisions

Yesterday the Council agreed on the reform of cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions for EU companies after months of negotiations. The new rules will provide EU companies with safeguards to discourage abuses and protect legitimate interests of workers, minority shareholders and creditors Among other novelties, the new rules introduce comprehensive procedures for cross-border conversions...

The Rosas Legacy at the Court of Justice

Allan Rosas left the Court of Justice on 7 October 2019, after almost eighteen years of service as a distinguished member of the EU’s highest jurisdiction. He bears witness to profound changes in the EU’s judiciary, from the time of the pre-accession Court of 2004 to the recent and massive machinery of case-law production in these tumultuous times. One of the most respected judges...

The European Labour Authority is Born

This week the European Labour Authority started its activities. After two years of negotiations, one of the main features of the European Pillar of Social Rights is now operational, with its headquarter in Bratislava and an array of tasks that makes of it a relevant piece in one of the EU’s most sensitive domains: labour mobility and protection of workers. The European Labour Authority is a...

Extraterritoriality and Technology Part II. The Facebook Judgment and the Issue of Coherence with the Google Judgment

Yesterday, in the case of Glawischnig-Piesczek, the Court of Justice ruled that the e-commerce Directive does not preclude Member States from ordering a host provider to remove unlawful information which it stores, as well as identical information of the kind. This is a heavy burden that will fall on online service providers, particularly information or social platforms. The case concerned...

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