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The original full study is a structured analysis of the current scientific evidence on the effects of sustainability reporting including non-financial performance indicators, stand-alone sustainability reporting as well as integrated reporting. It discusses the benefits and challenges particularly related to internal decision-making, external transparency as well as financial and non-financial/environmental, social and governance effects. Further, it offers policy recommendations in view of the ...

Structured analysis of the current scientific evidence on the effects of sustainability reporting including non-financial performance indicators, stand-alone sustainability reporting as well as integrated reporting. It discusses the benefits and challenges particularly related to internal decision-making, external transparency as well as financial and non-financial/environmental, social and governance effects. Further, it offers policy recommendations in view of the European Commission’s proposal ...

The Unified Patent Court after Brexit

Kort sammanfattning 11-03-2020

Great Britain has recently made known that it does not intend to apply the International Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA).

The commissioner-designate, Ylva Johansson, appeared before the European Parliament on 01 October 2019 to answer MEPs’ questions. During the hearing, she made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to her portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to her by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including: General approach, Common European values, A fresh start on migration and Internal security.

The commissioner-designate, Didier Reynders, appeared before the European Parliament on 02 October 2019 to answer questions from MEPs in the Committees on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. During the hearing, he made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to his portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to him by Ursula von der Leyen, ...

EU Patent and Brexit

Djupanalys 05-11-2019

This In-depth Analysis resumes the possible scenarios concerning several Intellectual Property provisions of EU and international law in the event of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom with or without a proper withdrawal agreement. It tries to clarify the question how Brexit may affect the entry into force of the new European Patent with Unitary effect (EPUE), especially, if the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) can enter into force, even in case the UK has withdrawn from the EU. What would be ...

Gradually since 1995, checks at the internal borders were abolished and a single external border was created. Ever since, the EU had tried to advance with a common policy on external borders and its various aspects, such as border controls, visas, asylum, regular migration and return. There has also been a considerable impact on internal border controls (Schengen area). Considerable progress was made regarding safeguarding the EU’s external borders during the legislative term 2014-2019, although ...

The Schengen Area, one of the most valued achievements of the EU, this single area without internal border checks has come under pressure because of recent migration flows: In order to preserve Schengen in the next years, a common policy on the EUs external borders is also needed.

Regionkommittén

Faktablad om EU 01-04-2018

Regionkommittén består av 329 ledamöter som företräder regionala och lokala myndigheter i EU:s 27 medlemsstater. Kommittén yttrar sig vid de samråd som är obligatoriska enligt fördragen, vid icke-obligatoriska samråd och på eget initiativ i sådana fall där den anser att det är lämpligt. Kommitténs ledamöter binds inte av några instruktioner. De ska i unionens allmänna intresse fullgöra sina skyldigheter under oavhängighet.

EU-rättens källor och räckvidd

Faktablad om EU 01-03-2018

Europeiska unionen har ställning som juridisk person, och den har som sådan en egen rättsordning som är fristående från internationell rätt. Vidare har EU-rätten direkt eller indirekt inverkan på medlemsstaternas lagstiftning och blir en del av varje medlemsstats rättssystem. Europeiska unionen är i sig själv en källa till lagstiftning. Rättsordningen indelas normalt i primärrätt (fördragen och de allmänna rättsprinciperna), sekundärrätt (som grundas på fördragen) och kompletterande lagstiftning. ...