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EU urged to help tackle corruption and rule of law in Romania

EU urged to help tackle corruption and rule of law in Romania

| October 12, 2018

The European Commission has been urged to do more to tackle “very serious” judicial irregularities in Romania. A hearing in Brussels on Wednesday heard that these include “mass surveillance” of the Romanian population, collusion between the secret services and the judiciary and blackmailing of judges. The demand comes just ahead of the Commission’s latest Cooperation […]

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#RuleOfLaw concerns in #Poland: How the Article 7 procedure would work

#RuleOfLaw concerns in #Poland: How the Article 7 procedure would work

| February 28, 2018

        MEPs vote on 1 March on a proposal to establish a risk of a breach of EU values proceedings for Poland. Find out how the proceedings would work under Article 7 of the Treaty on EU. Commission concerns The  European Commission is concerned about the independence of Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal and […]

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Legal response to #Article50 trigger – DLA Piper

Legal response to #Article50 trigger – DLA Piper

Brexit will initiate long and complex legal negotiations over the coming two years. In response a global law firm, DLA Piper issued the following statement: “After more than nine months since the referendum in the United Kingdom, the clock now starts ticking on a two-year period in which the terms of the UK’s exit from […]

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Taiwan and Philippines sign fisheries law enforcement agreement

Taiwan and Philippines sign fisheries law enforcement agreement

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Taiwan and the Philippines concluded the Agreement Concerning the Facilitation of Cooperation on Law Enforcement in Fisheries Matters on 5 November. The pact is expected to effectively reduce fisheries disputes in the two countries’ overlapping exclusive economic zones and protect the rights and interests of Taiwan fishermen operating legally. It was signed in Taipei by […]

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From wish to law: EU summit conclusions and how they (not always) become law

From wish to law: EU summit conclusions and how they (not always) become law

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

How easy is it to turn an intergovernmental agreement into law? Once the leaders of EU countries agree on the need for new European legislation at Council summits, it can still take a long time before the final legal texts are approved by the European Parliament and the national governments. The speed of this process […]

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CEPOL: Commission proposes to improve training for EU law enforcement officials

CEPOL: Commission proposes to improve training for EU law enforcement officials

Today (16 July) the European Commission has proposed to boost CEPOL’s role as the European Agency for Law Enforcement training, by providing better and more effective tools to train EU law enforcement officials. Over the past decade, organized crime networks have become more complex, diverse and internationally spread than ever before. Transnational crime can only be countered by cross-border cooperation, […]

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Better lawmaking essential for growth and competitiveness

Better lawmaking essential for growth and competitiveness

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Legal Affairs MEPs today (21 January) urged the European Commission to increase competitiveness and reduce EU regulatory burden in two prominent reports drafted by British MEP Dr Sajjad Karim. The vote in the Legal Affairs Committee successfully endorsed Dr Karim’s ‘Better Lawmaking’ and ‘Audit Reform’ reports and leads the way for positive reform of the EU. […]

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