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EU court advisor says UK can unilaterally revoke withdrawal from EU
The Advocate General for the European Court of Justice released a non-binding opinion on Tuesday finding that the UK can unilaterally revoke its intention to withdraw from the EU.This would mean that a unanimous decision from the European Counci (More)
EU takes Poland to court over controversial judicial reform
The EU on Monday referred  Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU due to a new law that would force 27 Supreme Court judges to retire.Poland's new law lowers the retirement age of Supreme Court judges from 70 to 65, which would require that 27 (More)
The European Parliament vs. the Hungarian Government
For the first time ever, on September 12, the European Parliament (EP) launched Article 7 TEU (Lisbon Treaty) proceedings against Hungary’s government. The Parliament began the action by adopting a report by Judith Sargentini, a member from the Nethe (More)
EU lawmakers vote to take measures against Hungary
EU lawmakers voted on Wednesday in favor of initiating measures against the Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban for allegedly breaching the values upon which the EU was founded.The measure allows Article 7 sanctions, under the (More)
Poland enacts law allowing government to appoint Supreme Court chief justice
Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a proposed amendment to the Law on National Council on Thursday that would grant the Polish government significant power in appointing Polish Supreme Court Justices.Prior to the enactment of the amendment a (More)
European Commission launches infringement procedure against Poland judiciary law
The European Commission launched  an infringement procedure on Monday to protect Poland's Supreme Court from a judiciary law that would force one-third of its judges to retire.The law drops the retirement age from 70 to 65, which will require 27 (More)
ECJ rules against arbitration clauses in bilateral investment treaties between EU Member States
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday ruled that the arbitration provisions of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands was precluded by the terms of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 23 December 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Ugandan parliament voted on Wednesday to eliminate the presidential age limit of 75 years. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday marked its o (More)
Poland approves judicial reform legislation as EU warns of rule of law violations
Polish President Andrzej Duda signed judicial reform legislation [materials, in Polish; materials, in Polish] Wednesday, placing control over the courts into the hands of the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party.The move came hours after the Eur (More)
EU: 23 member states sign joint notification for defense security pact
Twenty-three EU member states on Monday signed a joint notification for the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), a long sought after pact which will facilitate states working together more closely on defense security and defense policy matters (More)
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