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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

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CSS ETH Zurich: Strategic Trends 2018

http://www.css.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/gess/cis/center-for-securities-studies/de/publications/strategic-trends/details.html?id=/s/t/r/a/strategic_trends_2018 ST2018-04-BC

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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.

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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 … Continua a leggere

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Protection of intra-EU investment – Protezione degli investimenti intra-UE

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

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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 … Continua a leggere

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Trade: EU Commission imposes provisional safeguard measures on imports of steel products

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 … Continua a leggere

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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   … Continua a leggere

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ICJ: Iran institutes proceedings against the United States for the “8 May sanctions”

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 … Continua a leggere

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The European Union and Japan agreed to create the world’s largest area of safe data flows

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

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EU and Japan sign Economic Partnership Agreement

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

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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 … Continua a leggere

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EU-China Summit: deepening the strategic global partnership

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 … Continua a leggere

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Maldives: EU adopts a framework for targeted sanctions

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Commerce Department Lifts Ban After ZTE Deposits Final Tranche of $1.4 Billion Penalty

“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.  … Continua a leggere

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WTO Trade Policy Review: China

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 … Continua a leggere

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Monitoring the application of EU Law: Italy

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 … Continua a leggere

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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., … Continua a leggere

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WTO DS 556: Switzerland v. USA — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

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 … Continua a leggere

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UK Gov white paper: THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

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

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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 … Continua a leggere

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United States trade balance

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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 … Continua a leggere

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Chequers: STATEMENT FROM UK GOVERNMENT

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 … Continua a leggere

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Boris Johnson resigns as foreign secretary

Boris Johnson resigns as foreign secretary

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Workshop – Brexit: Recap, Rethink, Re-calculate (?) – University of East Anglia

http://www.uea.ac.uk/law/brexitworkshop   Programme Brexit – Recap Rethink Re-calculate

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Brexit Secretary David Davis, who has been leading UK negotiations to leave the EU, has resigned from government.

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned

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Share Statement from the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period

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 … Continua a leggere

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WTO: Members raise concerns over US Section 232 investigation on automobiles and automotive parts

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 … Continua a leggere

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2019 European elections: National rules

An infographic of the EP EPRS_ATA(2018)623556_EN    

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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Celebrating the Customs Union: the world’s largest trading bloc turns 50

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4265_en.htm The EU’s Customs Union celebrates its 50th anniversary on July 1, one of the greatest achievements of the European Union. Borne out of the landmark post-war agreements that paved the way for European integration, the Customs Union opened for … Continua a leggere

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WTO DS554: Russia v. United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

On 29 June 2018, the Russian Federation requested consultations with the United States concerning certain measures imposed by the United States to allegedly adjust imports of steel and aluminium into the United States. ds554_e.htm

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Governance of the Energy Union: Council confirms deal reached with the European Parliament

The EU ambassadors of the member states confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the provisional agreement reached on 19-20 June between the Bulgarian Presidency and the European Parliament on the Energy Union governance regulation. Governance of the Energy Union ST_15090_2016_REV_1_EN … Continua a leggere

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European Council (Art. 50) meeting (29 June 2018) – Conclusions – Riunione del Consiglio europeo (Articolo 50) (29 giugno 2018)

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The European Council establishes the composition of the European Parliament after Brexit – Il Consiglio europeo stabilisce la composizione del Parlamento europeo a seguito della Brexit

composizione parlamento La decisione riduce e ridistribuisce i seggi del Parlamento europeo a seguito della decisione del Regno Unito di recedere dall’Unione europea. La nuova composizione comporterà una riduzione delle dimensioni dal Parlamento europeo, che passerà da 751 a 705 … Continua a leggere

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EU to ban data localisation restrictions – A breve il divieto UE sulle restrizioni in materia di localizzazione dei dati

The EU is moving to boost its data economy by creating a single market for data storage and processing services, such as cloud computing. This freedom to choose a data service provider anywhere in Europe is expected to lead to … Continua a leggere

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