Blog Posts: European Union

EU-Turkey Agreement: is the EU's refugee return program legal?

Under the new EU-Turkey agreement, all illegal migrants arriving in the EU from Turkey will be returned, but t he EU must be careful that its ultimate goal of curbing the migrant influx through mass deportation does not overshadow its obligation under international law to respect migrants’ rights.
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No Comments | Posted by Keturah T. Reed on Thu. March 31, 2016 9:00 PM
Categories: European Union, Refugees/Asylum, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts)

The motivations for and mechanics of a “Brexit”

Brits are about to make the most important decision on the UK's sovereignty in four decades: whether to remain in the EU or withdraw in a so-called “Brexit.” Here's how a Brexit would look under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union.

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No Comments | Posted by Joseph A. Fleishman on Mon. March 21, 2016 10:21 PM
Categories: European Union, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), United Kingdom

Canada and EU inch toward massive trade and investment pact

Canada and the European Union are poised to conclude their largest trade agreement ever.
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No Comments | Posted by Amanda R. Dizon on Mon. March 14, 2016 2:11 AM
Categories: Canada, Direct foreign investment, European Union, Free Trade

A new, "safer" harbor for personal data transfer?

The U.S. Commerce Department and European Union officials have hammered out a new agreement to replace the "Safe Harbor" framework that the European Court of Justice invalidated in October. Will it do enough to protect EU citizens' privacy?
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No Comments | Posted by Sharon G. Lin on Thu. March 10, 2016 11:47 AM
Categories: Cyberlaw, European Union, Free Trade, United States

Russia suspends CIS trade deal after EU-Ukraine Pact

Bilateral trade is the latest casualty in the ongoing hostilities between Russia and the Ukraine. The EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area has provoked Russia to retaliatory trade bans and tariffs on the Ukraine, with a possible legal justification in the terms of an earlier free-trade relationship between those two countries.

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1 Comment | Posted by Kari M. Loomer on Tue. January 19, 2016 10:29 AM
Categories: European Union, Free Trade, Russia, Ukraine

U.S. civil confinement clashes with U.K. and E.U. human-rights laws

Extradition of criminal suspects is supposed to be expeditious and routine. But the possibility of civil confinement after criminal sentences has been a stumbling block when U.S. authorities request extradition from the United Kingdom.
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No Comments | Posted by Melodie Pellot-Hernandez on Tue. December 15, 2015 8:55 PM
Categories: European Union, Extradition, International Human Rights, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), United Kingdom, United States

Proposed GMO opt-outs would threaten EU's single market

A proposed EU law would allow individual member states to restrict sales of genetically-modified foods within their borders. The European Parliament recently put the proposal on ice, but EU leaders should instead put it in the compost bin. The law would create uncertainty for food processors and threaten Europe's "single market", one of the Union's most important institutions.


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No Comments | Posted by Amanda R. Dizon on Tue. November 10, 2015 10:05 PM
Categories: European Union, Food and agriculture, Free Trade, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts)

Catalonia's independence movement creates uncertainty in E.U.

It seems likely -- but isn't fully certain -- that an independent Catalonia would remain in the European Union. Although several secession movements have gathered momentum in recent years, the EU still has not developed an effective policy for dealing with an actual secession.


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2 Comments | Posted by Keturah T. Reed on Thu. October 29, 2015 11:04 AM
Categories: European Union, Independence movements, Spain

SAS wins $79m judgment after finessing comity and collateral estoppel

A $79 million judgment for SAS earlier this month was based on the software company’s federal copyright claim and various state-law claims, but it also depended on comity and several other principles of international law.


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No Comments | Posted by Christopher R. Bagley (Chris) on Sun. October 25, 2015 3:33 PM
Categories: Conflict of Laws, European Union, Intellectual property, United Kingdom, United States

Law student thrusts European privacy law into the spotlight … and Safe Harbor into history’s dustbin

An ECJ ruling has forced U.S. companies conducting business in Europe to rethink their privacy policies and data-transfer agreements.
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No Comments | Posted by Agnes B. Gambill on Wed. October 21, 2015 2:40 PM
Categories: Cyberlaw, European Union, United States
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