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The process for withdrawing from the European Union as seen by the UK Government

Article Date: 11-04-2016
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The UK Government released in February 2016 a paper entitled ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’. The forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union may turn out to be in favour of a Brexit according to the latest survey (The Observer, 3 Apri... [Read All]

26 countries agreed on distribution key for Unitary patent

Article Date: 14-03-2016
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The EU Commission stated on 17 November 2015 that a major roadblock on the path to a European unitary patent was cleared when 26 EU countries reached an agreement on the distribution of revenues. It explained that although the mechanism for the patent was agreed back in 2012, the fee structure and t... [Read All]

European judicial training 2015 report

Article Date: 07-03-2016
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At the end of 2015, the European Commission published the European judicial training 2015 report, an assessment of the progress made toward reaching the 2020 judicial training targets the European Commission has set in its Building trust in EU-wide justice, a new dimension to European judicial train... [Read All]

The Future Civil Courts Structure in England and Wales

Article Date: 29-02-2016
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The interim report of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review has been published on 12 January 2016. One of the key points of the report is the creation of an Online Court. LJ Briggs believes that “there is a clear and pressing need to create an Online Court for claims up to &... [Read All]

Establishing common minimum standards for civil procedure in the EU - the legal basis

Article Date: 22-02-2016
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The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament has released on 21 December 2015 a working document on establishing common minimum standards for civil procedure in the European Union – the legal basis (Rapporteur: MEP Emil Radev). The working document states that the f... [Read All]

Personal dignity and fundamental rights

Article Date: 18-01-2016
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Preliminary observations Italian jurists are familiar with the word “dignity”: it appears at the beginning of Italy’s Constitution (article 3, para.1)  in the meaning of “social dignity” – which, together with the principle of equality before law is ensured ... [Read All]

The report of the European Commission on the European Order for Payment Regulation

Article Date: 14-12-2015
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With a delay of nearly two years (see Art. 32 of Regulation 1896/2006), the European Commission published on 13 October 2015 its report on the European Order for Payment (COM (2015) 495 final). One should note that the report follows the proposal to amend the EOP (and ESCP) and its recent adopt... [Read All]

Towards an amended European small claims procedure

Article Date: 24-08-2015
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Members of the European Parliament and the Latvian Presidency of the Council agreed on 23rd June 2015 on the reform of the European Small Claims Procedure instituted by Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Proc... [Read All]

The priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency in the field of justice

Article Date: 17-08-2015
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Since 1st July 2015, Luxembourg holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It published its programme: “A Union for the citizens Priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency”. In the field of justice, here are probably the most important points (p. 16 to 19—we excluded c... [Read All]

Tackling late payment in the United Kingdom: the duty to report on payment practices

Article Date: 10-08-2015
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The UK has implemented Directive 2011/7/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 on combating late payment in commercial transactions on time, even if at the last minute (Late Payment Commercial Debts Regulation 2013 which came into force on 16th March 2013). This country... [Read All]
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