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Greek Lawyers on strike for 13 days to protest against a draft bill amending the Civil Procedure Code

Article Date: 27-11-2014
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Greece's notoriously slow and ineffective judicial system has been a long-known problem. Among others it has led to the European Court of Human Rights delivering from 1959 to 2013 some 449 cases against Greece due to excessive length of judicial proceedings, which constitutes a violation of Art.... [Read All]

Scotland decides to remain part of the UK

Article Date: 22-09-2014
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In a historical referendum held on September 18, 2014, the Scottish people voted by a majority of 55% against breaking the 300-year old political Union with the rest of Great Britain. Had “YES” votes prevailed, Scotland would have become an independent country and would have separated fr... [Read All]

Compensation in Contract

Article Date: 30-07-2014
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The European Commission has shown a renewed interest in putting together a systematic framework of the fundamental principles of private law, primarily in the fields of contracts and sales. The Green Paper from the Commission on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consume... [Read All]

The Istanbul Convention: “New" legal instrument against "gender violence"?

Article Date: 18-06-2014
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Summary 1. Introduction 2. The Istanbul Convention 3. Examples of «gender violence»: Opuz v. Turchia and Valiulene v. Lituania 4. Conclusions 1. Introduction The present study intends to address a theme that has acquired paramount importance in today’s human rights&rsquo... [Read All]

The organization of the legal profession in Italy

Article Date: 29-05-2014
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Sommario 1. The sources of law regulating the legal profession in the Italian system 2 . The aspects of the reform (Law No. 247/2012) 3. The choices made by the reform law 4. Supervision over lawyers’ behaviour and the rules of professional ethics and conduct 5.... [Read All]

Right of residence for third-country national family members in the union citizen's state of origin

European Courte of Justice, cases C-456/12 and C-457/12

Article Date: 22-04-2014
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The Dutch Raad van State (Council of State, Netherlands), in the context of four different disputes, submitted two separate requests for a preliminary ruling concerning the correct interpretation of Directive 2004/38. This legislative instrument provides EU citizens and their family members with the... [Read All]

Periods in prison cannot be counted towards residence permit

European Court of Justice, cases C‑378/12 and C-400/12

Article Date: 14-04-2014
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In two separate judgments, delivered on 16 January 2014, the CJEU ruled that periods of imprisonment cannot be taken into account for the acquisition of a permanent residence permit or for the grant of enhanced protection against expulsion within the meaning of Directive 2004/38 on the right of citi... [Read All]

Shangai free trade zone pilot project

A key point summary of the project's main features

Article Date: 03-04-2014
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The Shanghai Free Trading Zone (FTZ) is an area that covers Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Waigaoqiao Bonded Logistics Park, the Yangshan Bonded Part and Shanghai Pudong Airport Free Trade Zone and four customs supervision. This area traded over 100 billion USD in 2012. The goal is to become a major fi... [Read All]

A primer on interest rate swaps and the mis-selling scandal in the UK and the US

Article Date: 13-03-2014
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A swap is a derivative contract entered into by two parties who agree to exchange two streams of payments (legs of the swap). In interest rate swaps (IRSs) the two counterparties agree to exchange interest rate cash flows, from a fixed rate to a floating rate or vice versa, where the floating rate i... [Read All]

The CCBE Manifesto for the 2014 European elections

Article Date: 05-03-2014
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IMPROVING JUSTICE IN EUROPE The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe’s manifesto for the 2014 European elections This Manifesto is intended as a guide to justice issues for the 2014 European elections and beyond, in order to support the institutions of the European Union in implementi... [Read All]
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