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Your Facebook Data Just Got a Lot More Secure- Dissecting the Safe Harbor Decision of the CJEU

Your Facebook Data Just Got a Lot More Secure- Dissecting the Safe Harbor Decision of the CJEU

For fifteen years companies on both sides of the Atlantic relied on Commission Decision 2000/520 (“Commission ...
Has the Council of the EU’s Decision on Relocation of Refugees Given Adequate Effect to the Commission’s Proposals?

Has the Council of the EU’s Decision on Relocation of Refugees Given Adequate Effect to the Commission’s Proposals?

My previous post analysed some of the immediate and long-term responses to the escalating refugee crisis in Europe ...
Hungary’s Actions: Past the Borderline of International Law

Hungary’s Actions: Past the Borderline of International Law

As the European refugee ‘crisis’ worsens, the Hungarian government is resorting to more extreme border control ...
Are the EU Commission’s Latest Proposals Sufficient to Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Are the EU Commission’s Latest Proposals Sufficient to Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Both the ‘European family’ and the ‘European fabric’ has laid itself bare in the face of an apparently ...
The European Union’s Search for Unity as the Refugee Crisis Continues

The European Union’s Search for Unity as the Refugee Crisis Continues

Ongoing violence and war in the countries of the Middle East and Africa has led thousands of refugees to leave ...
Legal Obstacles to an 'Australian solution' for Migrants in the Mediterranean

Legal Obstacles to an 'Australian solution' for Migrants in the Mediterranean

Unconvincing EU commitment over the past month and increased number of migrants sparked a far–right round of calls ...
New EU Human Rights and Democracy Action Plan – What Changes Does it Bring?

New EU Human Rights and Democracy Action Plan – What Changes Does it Bring?

The European Commission and the European External Action Service adopted on 28 April 2015 a new Action Plan on ...
Saving Lives in the Mediterranean: One More Missed Opportunity

Saving Lives in the Mediterranean: One More Missed Opportunity

“The European Union cannot accept that thousands of people die at its borders”. These were the words of the ...
Drowning refugees, migrants, and shame at sea: The EU response: Part II

Drowning refugees, migrants, and shame at sea: The EU response: Part II

In our previous post we highlighted how the Statement of the European Council in response to the crisis situation ...
Drowning Refugees, Migrants, and Shame at Sea: The EU’s Response: Part I

Drowning Refugees, Migrants, and Shame at Sea: The EU’s Response: Part I

At the special meeting of the European Council, on 23 April 2015, EU leaders agreed four priority areas of actions ...
Europe and the Mediterranean

Europe and the Mediterranean

Thirty years ago we knew that there was a demographic and economic crisis on the horizon. We knew, because the ...
The Emergence of Business and Human Rights in the EU’s External Relations

The Emergence of Business and Human Rights in the EU’s External Relations

Globalization has provided for numerous opportunities for enterprises to contribute to the respect of human ...

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