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Posted on 24-05-2022

Cette recherche, réalisée à la demande du département thématique des droits des citoyens et des affaires constitutionnelles du Parlement européen, explique la notion de primauté du droit de l'UE et ses conséquences pratiques, telle qu'elle résulte du système des traités et a été développée par la jurisprudence de la Cour de justice depuis 1964. Elle explique comment et avec quelles limites éventuelles les juridictions des États membres acceptent, interprètent et appliquent le principe

This study forms part of a larger Comparative Law project which seeks to present the right to health in a broad range of legal systems around the world. After analyzing applicable constitutional sources, federal legislation and leading case law, the definition and content, scope and limits, and evolution of Canada's right to health are explored. The subject of this study is the Canadian legal system. This study begins with an overview of selected historic dangers to Canada's health, challenges of ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, provides an analysis of the distinctive features of racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination in the EU and selected EU Member States. It further examines various forms of racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination and their target groups and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study assesses anti-racism policies and legislation ...

Posted on 23-05-2022

Linking national spending on the environment with the effects it has on the environmental performance of EU Member States allows for a better assessment of the effective quality of budgetary interventions. In this analysis, based on the detailed research paper in the Annex, we discuss under what circumstances some public environmental expenditure could be spent more efficiently at EU rather than at national level. We estimate that this transfer towards a more efficient level of governance would allow ...

There are two types of intellectual property rights (IPRs): industrial property, which includes patents, trademarks, industrial designs and models, and designations of origin; and copyright, which includes artistic and literary property. Directive 98/71/EC on the legal protection of designs and Regulation (EC) 6/2002 on Community designs (hereinafter Community design legislation or CDL when both texts are addressed simultaneously) are the backbone of EU law on Community designs. The directive set ...

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On 30 May, 15:45 – 17:45, the joint ECON-ENVI Committee will hold a public hearing on the Commission delegated Regulation amending delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2139 as regards economic activities in certain energy sectors and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2178 as regards specific public disclosures for those economic activities, commonly referred to as the Taxonomy complementary climate delegated act.

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EPRS online event on 31 May
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Full title: Landmark sites in the history of European integration: Discovering the places (and people) that have shaped today’s EU

Presentation of the book, ‘Jacobs’ EU Guide Book – The Landmark Sites of European Integration’ (2022), by its author, Francis JACOBS, former Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland


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