Monthly Archives: July 2018
Ukraine: EU adds six entities involved in the construction of the Kerch Bridge connecting the illegally annexed Crimea to Russia to sanctions list
The Council added six entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. They are listed because of their involvement in the construction of the Kerch … Continue reading
A judicial authority called upon to execute a European arrest warrant must refrain from giving effect to it if it considers that there is a real risk that the individual concerned would suffer a breach of his fundamental right to an independent tribunal and, therefore, of the essence of his fundamental right to a fair trial on account of deficiencies liable to affect the independence of the judiciary in the issuing Member State – L’autorità giudiziaria chiamata a eseguire un mandato d’arresto europeo deve astenersi dal darvi seguito se ritiene che la persona interessata rischi di subire una violazione del suo diritto fondamentale a un giudice indipendente e, quindi, del contenuto essenziale del suo diritto fondamentale a un equo processo, a causa di carenze idonee a incidere sull’indipendenza del potere giudiziario nello Stato membro emittente
Judgment in Case C-216/18 PPU Minister for Justice and Equality v LM (Deficiencies in the system of justice) It follows that, where the person in respect of whom a European arrest warrant has been issued, pleads, in order to oppose … Continue reading
These publications set out the government’s approach to bringing EU financial services legislation into domestic law under the EU (Withdrawal) Act. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications HM_Treasury approach to financial_services EEA_passport_rights_draft_SI
The Government has published a White Paper on how it will legislate for the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirms-detail-on-new-bill-that-will-put-withdrawal-agreement-into-law?utm_source=1427e6c7-5230-4b50-b247-57878b4f849a&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate
This report gives a detailed overview of the UK’s Strategic Export Controls work in 2017. The report includes sections on: information on export licensing processes and responsible departments export Licensing data and performance statistics UK and EU policy developments and … Continue reading
Kerch Strait bridge (“the Crimean Bridge”): individual sanctions against 6 people involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch Strait bridge.
It seems that at the recent EU-Ukraine Summit the ambassadors of the EU member states approved the decision to impose individual sanctions against 6 people involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch Strait bridge. http://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/dyakuyu-za-pidtrimku-ukrayini-u-protidiyi-rosijskomu-agresor-48810
In the absence of a Withdrawal Agreement, there will be no transition period and EU law will cease to apply to and in the UK as of 30 March 2019. *** In assenza di un accordo sull’uscita del Regno Unito dall’UE, non vi sarà un periodo transitorio e le regole UE termineranno di applicarsi nel Regno Unito a partire dal 30 marzo 2019.
In the absence of a Withdrawal Agreement, there will be no transition period and EU law will cease to apply to and in the UK as of 30 March 2019.
Brexit: European Commission publishes Communication on preparing for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Comunicazione della Commission sulla fase preparatoria alla Brexit
Brexit: European Commission publishes Communication on preparing for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the ongoing work on the preparation for all outcomes of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European … Continue reading
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Protection of intra-EU investment 180719-communication-protection-of-investments_en https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/180719-communication-capital-movements_en IP-18-4528_EN MEMO-18-4529_EN http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-18-4529_en.htm
Migration and Asylum: Commission takes further steps in infringement procedures against Hungary. La Commissione ha deferito l’Ungheria davanti alla Corte di giustizia per violazione delle regole in materia di migrazione e asilo.
Migration and Asylum: Commission takes further steps in infringement procedures against Hungary The European Commission has today decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for non-compliance of its asylum and return legislation with … Continue reading
Today the European Commission is announcing provisional safeguard measures concerning imports of a number of steel products. These measures will address the diversion of steel from other countries to the EU market as a result of the recently imposed US … Continue reading
Antitrust: Commission fines Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google’s search engine – Antitrust: la Commissione infligge a Google un’ammenda di 4.34 miliardi di € per pratiche illegali riguardanti i dispositivi mobili Android volte a rafforzare la posizione dominante del motore di ricerca di Google
The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Since 2011, Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search. IP-18-4581_IT IP-18-4581_EN … Continue reading
Iran institutes proceedings against the United States with regard to a dispute concerning alleged violations of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights between Iran and the United States, and requests the Court to indicate provisional measures Iran … Continue reading
Tokyo, 17 July 2018 The EU and Japan successfully concluded today their talks on reciprocal adequacy. They agreed to recognise each other’s data protection systems as ‘equivalent’, which will allow data to flow safely between the EU and Japan. IP-18-4501_EN
Tokyo, 17 July 2018: At the EU-Japan summit in Tokyo, Presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, signed today the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). IP-18-4526_ENSPEECH-18-4550_EN
State aid: Commission adopts Best Practices Code to streamline and speed up State aid control – Aiuti di Stato, la Commissione adotta un codice di Best Practices per semplificare e velocizzare il controllo degli aiuti di Stato
The European Commission has adopted a new Best Practices Code for State aid control. The Code provides guidance to the Commission, Member States, businesses and other stakeholders on the day-to-day conduct of State aid procedures, to improve their effectiveness, transparency … Continue reading
Beijing, 16 July 2018_ The 20th Summit between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China held today in Beijing has underlined that this partnership has reached a new level of importance for our own citizens, for our respective … Continue reading
“Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”) has placed $400 million in escrow at a U.S. bank. … Continue reading
The seventh review of the trade policies and practices of China takes place on 11 and 13 July 2018. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of China. Trade … Continue reading
Every year, the European Commission draws up an annual report on its monitoring of the application of EU law in response to requests from the European Parliament and the EU countries. These EU country factsheets provide a national breakdown on … Continue reading
U.S. Department of Commerce to Host Public Hearing on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts
The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a public hearing on its Section 232 investigation of imports of automobiles and automotive parts on Thursday, July 19 in the U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium. The hearing, which begins at 8:30 a.m., … Continue reading
Switzerland has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US duties on certain imported steel and aluminium products. The request was circulated to WTO members on 12 July. Switzerland claims the US duties of 25% and 10% on … Continue reading
UK white paper on THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION The_future_relationship_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the EU https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-relationship-between-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union?utm_source=e5b3260b-2069-4b57-a5bd-24e9ea02aa88&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate
Aid planned by the United Kingdom in favour of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station: the rules of the European Union on State aid are applicable to measures relating to the area of nuclear energy
Case T-356/15 the rules of the European Union on State aid are applicable to measures relating to the area of nuclear energy the Commission did not err in taking the view that the UK was entitled to define the development of … Continue reading
Terrorism, the UK Supreme Court on the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1989. What is “knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect” ?
The appellants relied on the well-established principle that whenever a statutory section creates a criminal offence but does not refer to the offender’s state of mind (“mens rea”), there is a presumption that to give effect to the will of … Continue reading
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-words-following-chequers-6-july-2018 Prime Minister Theresa May said: Today in detailed discussions the Cabinet has agreed our collective position for the future of our negotiations with the EU. Our proposal will create a UK – EU free trade area which establishes a … Continue reading
Boris Johnson resigns as foreign secretary
http://www.uea.ac.uk/law/brexitworkshop Programme Brexit – Recap Rethink Re-calculate brexit October 2018 Trento VLS
Brexit Secretary David Davis, who has been leading UK negotiations to leave the EU, has resigned from government.
Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned
Upon the request of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was held on 6 July in Vienna at ministerial level. The Joint Commission met to discuss the … Continue reading
Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months. Il Consiglio ha prorogato le sanzioni economiche riguardanti settori specifici dell’economia russa fino al 31 gennaio 2019.
On 5 July 2018, the Council prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2019. This decision follows an update from President Macron and Chancellor Merkel to the European Council of 28-29 June 2018 on the … Continue reading
The WTO’s nineteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures covering the period from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018, issued on 4 July, shows that new trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies have doubled compared to the previous review … Continue reading
Members expressed their concerns over possible measures by the United States regarding extra duties on the import of automobiles, including cars, SUVs, vans, light trucks and automotive parts, at the Council for Trade in Goods (CTG) held on 3 and … Continue reading
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U.S. government has moved to block China Mobile from offering services to the U.S. telecommunications market for national security reasons.
The U.S. government has moved to block China Mobile from offering services to the U.S. telecommunications market, recommending its application be rejected because the firm posed national security risks. It said the company was “subject to exploitation, influence and control … Continue reading
Rule of Law: Commission launches infringement procedure to protect the independence of the Polish Supreme Court. Stato di diritto: Procedimento d’infrazione della Commissione a tutela dell’indipendenza della Corte suprema polacca.
IP-18-4341_EN IP-18-4341_IT http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4341_it.htm Today, the European Commission has launched an infringement procedure by sending a Letter of Formal Notice to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court. On 3 July, 27 out of 72 Supreme Court judges face … Continue reading