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Plenary round-up – Brussels, April I 2019

05-04-2019

Highlights of the April I plenary session included debates on the Future of Europe with Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, and on UK withdrawal from the EU. Important debates also took place on several legislative proposals, and Members voted on proposals including the mobility package files debated during the March II plenary session on rules for posted road transport workers and on working conditions for drivers. Parliament also adopted first-reading positions on three further proposed funding ...

Highlights of the April I plenary session included debates on the Future of Europe with Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, and on UK withdrawal from the EU. Important debates also took place on several legislative proposals, and Members voted on proposals including the mobility package files debated during the March II plenary session on rules for posted road transport workers and on working conditions for drivers. Parliament also adopted first-reading positions on three further proposed funding programmes for the 2021-2027 period.

Brexit and Migration

16-10-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, at the request of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee), focuses on the future relationship between the UK and the EU following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the field of migration (excluding asylum), including future movement of EU citizens and UK nationals between the EU and UK. Moreover, it investigates the role ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, at the request of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee), focuses on the future relationship between the UK and the EU following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the field of migration (excluding asylum), including future movement of EU citizens and UK nationals between the EU and UK. Moreover, it investigates the role of the Court of Justice of the EU.

Externe Autor

Carolus Grütters, Elspeth Guild, Paul Minderhoud, Ricky van Oers, Tineke Strik

Political and Electoral Rights of Non-citizen Residents in Latvia and Estonia: Current Situation and Perspectives

16-05-2018

Persons with undetermined citizenship of Estonia and non-citizens of Latvia (‘respective non-citizen populations’) do not have the right to take part in the elections to the European Parliament. The position of Estonia and Latvia is that their respective non-citizen populations have certain legal links with respective States but that these populations are not their nationals. There are certain differences between persons with undetermined citizenship of Estonia and non-citizens of Latvia, both regarding ...

Persons with undetermined citizenship of Estonia and non-citizens of Latvia (‘respective non-citizen populations’) do not have the right to take part in the elections to the European Parliament. The position of Estonia and Latvia is that their respective non-citizen populations have certain legal links with respective States but that these populations are not their nationals. There are certain differences between persons with undetermined citizenship of Estonia and non-citizens of Latvia, both regarding the formal title of the status and the content of the rights (for example, Estonian non-citizen population can vote in municipal elections). The background to the status of respective non-citizen populations is set by public international law rules on the statehood of Baltic States. The mainstream position is that Baltic States were unlawfully controlled by the Soviet Union until the early 1990s, therefore Soviet-era settlers and their descendants did not have an automatic right to their nationality. There are three ways of conceptualising the legal status of the respective non-citizen populations. The Estonian and Latvian position that they have a special status has been accepted by some States and, by necessary implication, by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. Some UN human rights institutions characterise these peoples as stateless. The third reading, suggested by certain legal writers, is that respective non-citizen populations are nationals with limited political rights.

Externe Autor

Martins Paparinskis

Elektronischer Handel: Verbot des ungerechtfertigten Geoblocking und der Diskriminierung von Kunden

31-01-2018

Die Europäische Kommission hat im Mai 2016 eine neue Verordnung vorgeschlagen, mit der Online-Verkäufern von physischen Gütern und einigen Arten elektronisch erbrachter Dienstleistungen und Inhalte untersagt wird, Kunden aufgrund der Staatsangehörigkeit oder des Wohnsitzes in der EU zu diskriminieren. Das Parlament wird voraussichtlich im Rahmen der Februar-I-Plenartagung über den Vorschlag abstimmen.

Die Europäische Kommission hat im Mai 2016 eine neue Verordnung vorgeschlagen, mit der Online-Verkäufern von physischen Gütern und einigen Arten elektronisch erbrachter Dienstleistungen und Inhalte untersagt wird, Kunden aufgrund der Staatsangehörigkeit oder des Wohnsitzes in der EU zu diskriminieren. Das Parlament wird voraussichtlich im Rahmen der Februar-I-Plenartagung über den Vorschlag abstimmen.

The impact of Brexit in relation to the right to petition and on the competences, responsibilities and activities of the Committee on Petitions

14-06-2017

Upon request by the PETI Committee, this study considers issues raised in petitions to the European Parliament by citizens concerned about the way Brexit will impact on their rights. In particular, it first looks at the changes that Brexit will determine in relation to voting rights, the right to petition, the right to apply to the European Ombudsman and the European Citizens’ Initiative. It then focuses at length on the way Brexit will affect UK citizens in the EU-27, and EU citizens living in the ...

Upon request by the PETI Committee, this study considers issues raised in petitions to the European Parliament by citizens concerned about the way Brexit will impact on their rights. In particular, it first looks at the changes that Brexit will determine in relation to voting rights, the right to petition, the right to apply to the European Ombudsman and the European Citizens’ Initiative. It then focuses at length on the way Brexit will affect UK citizens in the EU-27, and EU citizens living in the UK. In this respect, it considers challenges and risks for both citizens who have resided in the EU-27 or the UK for less than 5 years, and for those who have already acquired the right to permanent residence at the time of Brexit.

Externe Autor

Professor Eleanor SPAVENTA, Durham Law School, Durham University, UK

CHILDREN ON THE MOVE: A PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVE

13-06-2017

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, will be presented during a Workshop dedicated to potential and challenges of private international law in the current migratory context. The child’s best interests are a primary consideration under international and EU law. EU migration and private international law frameworks regulate child protection, but in an uncoordinated way: the Dublin ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, will be presented during a Workshop dedicated to potential and challenges of private international law in the current migratory context. The child’s best interests are a primary consideration under international and EU law. EU migration and private international law frameworks regulate child protection, but in an uncoordinated way: the Dublin III and Brussels IIa Regulations are neither aligned nor applied coherently. This should change. In particular, the rules and mechanisms of Brussels IIa should be used to enhance the protection of migrant children. These include rules on jurisdiction to take protective measures, on applicable law, and on recognition and enforcement of protective measures, and mechanisms for cross-border cooperation between authorities.

Externe Autor

Sabine Corneloup; Bettina Heiderhoff; Costanza Honorati; Fabienne Jault-Seseke; Thalia Kruger; Caroline Rupp; Hans van Loon; Jinske Verhellen

Private international law in a context of increasing international mobility: challenges and potential

12-06-2017

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, will be presented during a Workshop dedicated to potential and challenges of private international law in the current migratory context. While Private International Law governs private relations between persons coming from or living in different States, migration law regulates the flow of people between States. The demarcation between these ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, will be presented during a Workshop dedicated to potential and challenges of private international law in the current migratory context. While Private International Law governs private relations between persons coming from or living in different States, migration law regulates the flow of people between States. The demarcation between these two areas of law seems clear, but in practice it is not. Rights related to migration are often linked to private relations (marriage, parentage) or personal status (age). The EU should have a coherent approach in these areas, both internally and in relations with third States. Authorities active in the different areas must coordinate their work.

Externe Autor

Sabine Corneloup (coordinator), Professor at the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France, member of TEE Bettina Heiderhoff, Professor at the University of Münster, member of TEE Costanza Honorati, Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, member of TEE Fabienne Jault-Seseke (coordinator), Professor at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin, France, member of TEE, member of GEDIP Thalia Kruger, Professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, member of TEE Caroline Rupp, Junior Professor at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany, member of TEE Hans van Loon, Former Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, member of GEDIP Jinske Verhellen (coordinator), Professor at the Ghent University, Belgium, member of TEE

Grenzüberschreitende Portabilität von Online-Inhalten

10-05-2017

Das Europäische Parlament wird voraussichtlich während der Plenartagung im Mai über neue Vorschriften betreffend die grenzüberschreitende Portabilität abstimmen, dank denen Verbraucher bei Reisen innerhalb der EU, die sie für begrenzte Zeit aus ihrem Wohnsitzmitgliedstaat herausführen, Zugriff auf ihre Online Abonnements für Inhaltedienste erhalten würden.

Das Europäische Parlament wird voraussichtlich während der Plenartagung im Mai über neue Vorschriften betreffend die grenzüberschreitende Portabilität abstimmen, dank denen Verbraucher bei Reisen innerhalb der EU, die sie für begrenzte Zeit aus ihrem Wohnsitzmitgliedstaat herausführen, Zugriff auf ihre Online Abonnements für Inhaltedienste erhalten würden.

Grenzüberschreitender Erwerb von Wohnimmobilien in der EU: Probleme der Bürgerinnen und Bürger

05-04-2016

Diese Studie wurde auf Antrag des Rechtsausschusses von der Fachabteilung für Bürgerrechte und konstitutionelle Angelegenheiten des Europäischen Parlaments in Auftrag gegeben. In ihr werden die rechtlichen und praktischen Schwierigkeiten bestimmt und analysiert, denen ein Unionsbürger beim Erwerb von Wohneigentum im Ausland begegnet, und es wird untersucht, was unternommen werden kann, um Unionsbürger beim Erwerb von Wohnimmobilien in einem anderen Mitgliedstaat zu unterstützen, wobei zehn Empfehlungen ...

Diese Studie wurde auf Antrag des Rechtsausschusses von der Fachabteilung für Bürgerrechte und konstitutionelle Angelegenheiten des Europäischen Parlaments in Auftrag gegeben. In ihr werden die rechtlichen und praktischen Schwierigkeiten bestimmt und analysiert, denen ein Unionsbürger beim Erwerb von Wohneigentum im Ausland begegnet, und es wird untersucht, was unternommen werden kann, um Unionsbürger beim Erwerb von Wohnimmobilien in einem anderen Mitgliedstaat zu unterstützen, wobei zehn Empfehlungen zur Verbesserung ihrer Situation abgegeben werden.

Externe Autor

Peter Sparkes (University of Southampton), Dilsen Bulut (ZERP, University of Bremen), Magdalena Habdas (University of Silesia), Mark Jordan (Southampton Law School), Héctor Simón Moreno (University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona), Sergio Nasarre Aznar (University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona), Tommi Ralli (ZERP, University of Bremen) and Christoph Schmid (ZERP, University of Bremen)

Franchise and Electoral Participation of Third Country Citizens Residing in the European Union and of EU Citizens Residing in Third Countries

15-05-2013

This Study analyses some key trans-border situations in which citizens may find difficulties in exercising their electoral rights – both to vote in elections, and to stand as candidates. It focuses on the electoral rights of EU citizens when resident outside the state where they are citizens, and on the electoral rights of third country citizens resident in the EU Member States. It also covers several complementary issues by examining the consular representation of EU citizens outside the territory ...

This Study analyses some key trans-border situations in which citizens may find difficulties in exercising their electoral rights – both to vote in elections, and to stand as candidates. It focuses on the electoral rights of EU citizens when resident outside the state where they are citizens, and on the electoral rights of third country citizens resident in the EU Member States. It also covers several complementary issues by examining the consular representation of EU citizens outside the territory of the Union, and also the restrictions placed by the Member States on the access of non-citizens to high public office.

Externe Autor

Jean-Thomas Arrighi, Rainer Bauböck, Michael Collyer, Derek Hutcheson, Madalina Moraru, Lamin Khadar and Jo Shaw

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