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Anjum Shabbir
Anjum Shabbir
23rd December 2020
Banking & Finance Institutional law

Op-Ed: “Inviolability of the Union archives after police searches in the Bank of Slovenia” by Janja Hojnik

EU Law Live has already shared information about the EU Court’s judgment by its Grand Chamber in Commission v Slovenia (C-316/19) of 17 December 2020, regarding privileges and immunities of the ECB. The case comes in between two Latvian cases on a similar topic (Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, C-202/18;  and the still pending AB, CE, SIA ‘MM investīcijas’,  C-3/20) and is one of the rare cases where the EU institutions have invoked their privileges and immunities. The judgment sets an important precedent for interpreting the Union's archives, which are protected by the principle of inviolability, while further clarifying the legal position of officials with hybrid professional roles (at the national and EU levels). At the same time the ruling raises n


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