Dr. Jörg Köpke

Head of Communications / Chief Editor

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Camille Réau

Communications Coordinator

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Dr. Stephan Seiler


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Ruling on constitutional conflict: Poland’s membership of the EU in jeopardy

After four adjournments since July 2021, Poland’s Constitutional Court finally issued a ruling on 7 October 2021. The Court ruled, by a majority of ten out of the twelve constitutional judges, that Articles 1 and 9 TEU are incompatible with certain...

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EU-Commission specifies the EU taxonomy on sustainable investments

On 21 April, the European Commission endorsed the first EU delegated acts, which are to contribute giving concrete shape to the recently introduced framework to facilitate sustainable investment (also known as "green taxonomy").

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Council sets out Position on ePrivacy Regulation

At the beginning of 2017 the EU Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications (ePrivacy Regulation), which is now finally being followed by a mandate of...

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EU Commission wants to promote Data Sharing

The European Commission on 25th November 2020 has presented a proposal for a regulation to increase the availability of data in the EU. It intends to achieve this by three main measures.

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Legal barriers to EU minimum wages

The EU Commission has published a long-announced initiative on European minimum wages: a directive on appropriate minimum wages in the EU has been proposed.

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ECJ Ruling on Hartz IV payments for EU foreigners

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) grants unemployed EU citizens the right to basic security based on the children's school attendance (case C-181/19).

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EU cloud system Gaia X

The EU is currently developing the Gaia X cloud system for computer technology. It is meant to help reducing the gap in digitalization and catch up with global technology giants.

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EU agrees on Corona aid and financial framework

At the second longest summit in its history, the EU agreed on a Corona aid package and the multiannual financial framework (the EU budget for 2021-2027).

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EU promises cross-border corona warning apps

As of this week, a tracing app for tracing infection chains is also available in Germany. The EU announces its plans to help the tracking system function across borders.

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Karlsruhe shows the ECB the limits that the CJEU did not want to show

The German Federal Constitutional Court (GFCC) does not accept the ruling of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on the PSPP bond purchase programme. According to the GFCC, both the CJEU and the European Central Bank (ECB) have manifestly exceeded...

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