FREE Newsletter 19th of December 2012

HUMAN RIGHTS : INTERNATIONAL TRADING SYSTEM

Commission proposes improved rules to enforce EU rights under international trade agreements

Europa Rapid: “European Press release Brussels, 18 December 2012 Commission The Commission is today proposing a new framework to enhance the EU’s ability to enforce its rights in the international trading system. Ensuring the EU’s trade partners respect the agreed trade rules is essential to make trade agreements work for the EU…”

DIGITAL AGENDA FOR EUROPE

Digital Agenda Review: Frequently Asked Questions

Europa Rapid: “European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 December 2012 IP/12/1389 What is the Digital Agenda for Europe? It is the EU’s strategy to ensure digital technologies, including the internet, are used to make life better in Europe. It aims to reboot Europe’s economy and connect citizens in new ways…”

DATA PROTECTION : EURODAC

MEPs call for strict rules on use of asylum seekers’ fingerprint database

European Parliament News: “Eurodac is a database containing fingerprints of asylum seekers and irregular immigrants to help with asylum applications, but should it also be used to investigate terrorism and serious crimes? The European Commission wants to enable EU law enforcement bodies to have access to the database for this reason. However, members of the EP’s civil liberties committee argued during a vote on the plan on 17 December that this should only be possible with strict data protection safeguards in place…”

EU ENLARGEMENT

EU assistance to boost Montenegro’s reforms in accession process

Europa Rapid: “European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 December 2012 The EU has earmarked EUR 21.3 million to support Montenegro on its way towards the EU accession. The funds will focus on key reform areas, including strengthening of the justice system and public administration, better protection of the environment, and rural development…”

Latvia to apply for euro membership in February

Euobserver: “Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has told The Guardian his country will formally apply to join the euro in early 2013, with a view to joining in 2014. “We don’t think it’s a sinking ship. We still see more positives than negatives,” he said, referring to the fiscal crisis…”

EU opens six new chapters in Iceland membership talks

Euobserver: “The European Commission Tuesday opened six more negotiation chapters while closing the competition chapter provisionally in disputed enlargement talks with Iceland. Also on Tuesday a majority in the foreign committee of the Icelandic parliament tabled a proposal calling for Iceland’s application to join the European Union to be set aside…”

IMMIGRATION

Suite des aventures jurisprudentielles de la directive « retour » : l’exécution de l’éloignement par le biais d’une sanction pénale.

Réseau Universitaire Européen Droit de l’Espace de Liberté, Securité & Justice (gdr-elsj, see blogroll)Après quelques temps de répit pour la directive 2008/115/CE du 16 décembre 2008, relative aux normes et procédures communes applicables dans les Etats membres au retour des ressortissants de pays tiers en séjour irrégulier, plus connue sous le nom de directive « retour », les juges du Luxembourg, ont eu à  nouveau à préciser le sens de certaines de ses dispositions, à l’occasion d’une nouvelle question préjudicielle posée par le juge italien en juillet 2011.

Utilisant cette fois la procédure préjudicielle classique, prévue à l’article 247 du TFUE, la CJUE rend le 6 décembre 2012 un nouvel arrêt (CJUE, 6 décembre 2012, Sagor, C-430/11) dans la lignée, semble-t-il, des jurisprudences El Dridi et Achughbabian, commentées sur ce site. Si les affaires précitées avaient marqué les esprits (une PPU et une procédure accélérée à l’occasion desquelles la Cour s’était livrée à une véritable explication de texte de la directive « retour ») il n’est pas certain cependant que l’arrêt Sagor soit promu au même rang.

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