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The 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard

Article Date: 26-06-2017
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The European Commission published in April 2017 the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in the EU Member States in order to assist national authorities to improve the effectiveness of their justice systems. Com... [Read All]

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the recast of Brussels II bis

Article Date: 29-05-2017
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The opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Council Regulation on jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, and on international child abduction (recast)’ (COM(2016) 4... [Read All]

New State Parties to key Hague Conventions

Article Date: 22-05-2017
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On 26 April 2017, the Principality of Andorra deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters. On 25 November 2016, the Evidence Convention entered into force for Kazakhstan. On 26 April 2017, the Principality ... [Read All]

EU law: Better results through better application

Article Date: 10-04-2017
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The Communication from the European Commission on “EU law: Better results through better application” (C/2016/8600) was published on 19 January 2017 (OJEU, C 18). This communication covers a wide variety of topics, along with a detailed annex on the “Administrative procedures for ... [Read All]

History in the making: a proposal for ‘Common minimum standards of civil procedure’ in the European Union

Article Date: 27-03-2017
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On 28 February 2017, MEP Emil Radev presented his draft report of 10 February 2017 on ‘Common minimum standards of civil procedure’. He requests that the Commission submit a proposal for a directive setting minimum rules on inter alia effective judicial protection, oral hearings, provisi... [Read All]

Individual dismissal in Italy

Article Date: 20-03-2017
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Under Italian Law, the employer’s power to terminate the labour relationship is limited to a substantial extent by Article 1 of Law no. 604/1966. The notion of justifiable reason is defined by Article 3 of Law no 604 as being of two types: (i) a serious violation of the worker’s contrac... [Read All]

Employment law reform in Italy

Article Date: 13-03-2017
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The new rules on individual and collective dismissal in the context of permanent employment contracts General In December 2014, Parliament passed the so-called “Jobs Act” (Law n° 183 of December 10, 2014). The Jobs Act defines measures to be taken, sets out inspiring principles, en... [Read All]

The 2016 UK Competition and Markets Authority’s study into the legal services sector

Article Date: 06-03-2017
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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed a year-long study into the legal services sector, which is worth around £11–£12 billion a year. It is important to note that criminal legal services were not included in the study, in contrast with topics such as commercial l... [Read All]

Collective dismissal in Italy

Article Date: 27-02-2017
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The general provisions concerning collective dismissals are set forth in Law N° 223 of July 23, 1991, thereby implementing EEC Directive 75/129. A “collective dismissal” is defined in Article 24 of Law 223/1991 as occurring when an undertaking that consistently employs more than 15 ... [Read All]

The UK is working towards bringing the Unified Patent Court into operation as soon as possible

Article Date: 20-02-2017
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The UK government confirmed on 28 November 2016 it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The aim is to enable British businesses to protect and enforce their patent rights across Europe in a more streamlined way – with a single patent and through a sing... [Read All]
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