Freedom, Asylum Seekers, and Two Lots of European Human Rights – Michael Rhimes

C-601/15 JN (in French only) offers important insights into the detention of asylum seekers. It also somewhat of a double bill, involving not one but two sets of European Human Rights. In this post I will set out the facts, give a quick refresher of the relationship between the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) […]

European Commission Celebrates Data Protection Day; Deadline for US-EU Data Protection Framework Approaches

On January 28, the European Commission issued a statement in observance of its 10th European Data Protection Day. Vice President Ansip and Commissioner Jourov commented on the December 2015 agreement on EU data protection reform, noting that [w]ith one streamlined set of rules across the European Union, we will cut red tape and ensure legal […]

European Commission merger control: combining competition and the creation of larger European firms

Thursday, January 21, 2016 European Commission merger control: combining competition and the creation of larger European firms Mark Thatcher examinesexamines European Commission merger control: combining competition and the creation of larger European firms. ABSTRACT:The article examines the European Commission’s use of its legal powers over mergers. It discusses and tests two views. One is that […]