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This blog is serving as a virtual meeting point for law students to interact and exchange their perspectives upon topical issues of EU law and upon their respective national legal orders. It is intended for students of all levels of studies and from around the globe. While posts in English are preferred, posts in other languages are also encouraged. We also encourage posts with short news concerning important legal developments, from EU and ECtHR judgments to developments concerning other EU institutions and national developments.

Latest from the Blog

The Crime of Rape in the Portuguese Justice System – Current Challenges and the Future Legal Reform

February 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Maria Leonor Cano Crespo Dargent, University of Lisbon A pregnant woman was seeing a psychiatrist in order

“A very public matter”: Belarus tightens control over the Internet

February 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Ivan Bezniak, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus   Belarus is discussing new amendments to the

Are Speeders Murderers?

February 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Maximilian Matthiesen   Are speeders murderers? - German courts had to deal with this question in 2017

A need to reform the German abortion law?

February 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Merten Breisacher Universität Göttingen, Juristische Fakultät   In 2018 a German court uphold its judgment regarding a doctor

Shared-Parenting: two parents, two homes in Portuguese Law

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Amanda Bueno Almeida Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal   Who will get child custody in

The Independence of Catalonia

February 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Ramón Noceda Tubío University Santiago de Compostela The Catalan independence movement is an ideology with many years

Latest News from EUobserver

[Ticker] Migrant rescue ship loses Human Rights Court appeal

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on [Ticker] Migrant rescue ship loses Human Rights Court appeal

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday against an appeal from the captain of the migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 to have an emergency decree allowing 42 migrants stranded on the ship to disembark in Italy. Italy's interior minister Matteo ...

[Ticker] Denmark completes social democrat sweep of Nordics

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on [Ticker] Denmark completes social democrat sweep of Nordics

Danish Social Democrat leader, Mette Frederiksen, will form new one-party minority government based on support from centre-left and leftist parties in parliament. The group of four parties agreed on Tuesday evening to an 18-page document entitled 'Fair...

[Ticker] Johnson offers ‘do or die’ pledge on Brexit

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on [Ticker] Johnson offers ‘do or die’ pledge on Brexit

Frontrunner in the UK Conservative leadership race, Boris Johnson, pledged in interviews to British media on Tuesday to take Britain out of the EU on 31 October, with or without a deal - "do or die". Johnson also called on Brussels to drop its insisten...

[Ticker] Weber indirectly attacks Macron in newspaper op-ed

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on [Ticker] Weber indirectly attacks Macron in newspaper op-ed

EPP group leader Manfred Weber on Wednesday launched an indirect attack on French president Emmanuel Macron for not backing the 'Spitzenkandidat' process, which would automatically make Weber the next EU Commission president. Wiping out the top candida...

EU parliament gives extra time for leaders on top jobs

June 25th, 2019|Comments Off on EU parliament gives extra time for leaders on top jobs

The EU parliament might allow an extra 24 hours for EU heads of government to first come up with the new EU leadership names. Meanwhile, EPP lead candidate Manfred Weber is meeting Angela Merkel and AKK in Berlin for backing.

[Ticker] EU to sign free trade deal with Vietnam

June 25th, 2019|Comments Off on [Ticker] EU to sign free trade deal with Vietnam

The EU will sign an accord with Vietnam this Sunday to remove virtually all customs duties on trade, the EU commission said Tuesday. The agreement was negotiated in December 2015, but EU member states only gave their approval on Tuesday at a ministerial meeting. EU-Vietnam trade represents €50bn in goods and €4bn in services, according to the commission. The EU parliament will is expected to ratify the deal later.