CJEU, asylum law

New judgment clarifies when civilians fleeing armed conflict (in this case, in Afghanistan) can claim subsidiary protection due to a "serious and individual threat" to their life or person - interpreting the test broadly
CJEU, asylum law II

New judgment - Dutch law is not compliant with EU law where an asylum seeker makes a repeat asylum application, as it's too strict about how to define new evidence which can justify the new application: curia.europa.eu/juris/document…
CJEU, immigration law

New judgment - Austrian law requiring German-language proficiency in order to get housing benefit is in breach of EU law on long-term resident non-EU citizens (though not EU race equality law): curia.europa.eu/juris/document…
CJEU, tax law

New judgment in one of final UK cases referred to CJEU - lorry driver who innocently transported beer that should have paid excise duty has to pay the duty - curia.europa.eu/juris/document…

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9 Jun
New ruling of the EU General Court yesterday on whether UK citizens retain EU citizenship. It's not published yet but Julien kindly sent it to me, so I will summarise in this thread.
This is one of three cases directly challenging the validity of the withdrawal agreement (or rather, the Council decision concluding it) in the EU General Court. There are also two cases on the same issue sent to the CJEU from French courts.
The EU General Court said that this case was inadmissible because the applicant lacks standing to sue directly. Therefore it did not rule on the merits of the case.
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9 Jun
The latest infringement proceedings brought by the EU Commission. Lots of developments in different areas, but here's some highlights...
Commission starts infringement proceedings against Germany due to national constitutional court refusing to accept primacy of EU law re ECB decisions
Commission starts infringement proceedings against three more Member States re EU law on racist hate speech and Holocaust denial
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3 Jun
CJEU, rule of law

Hungary's legal challenge to the European Parliament triggering "rule of law" proceedings is admissible but fails on the merits, as the EP calculated votes correctly. (However, the Council has not acted on the EP's resolution...)
CJEU, sex equality law

New judgment in Tesco case comparing pay of workers in shops to other workers - cases pending against other supermarkets too - one of final cases from UK
Hungarian government's dog whistle rant about Soros, immigration (the EP resolution included many other rule of law issues), and EP breaking its own rules proved unfounded
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26 May
Summary of the Court of Appeal judgment on the immigration exception in data protection law
Full text of the Court of Appeal judgment on the illegality of the data protection exception in immigration law - well done to @the3million and @OpenRightsGroup - bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/…
Important not to overlook the *all* migrants point - the legal challenge was (jointly) brought by an EU citizens' group on the basis of EU law, but the illegality of the immigration exception to data protection law is also relevant to non-EU migrants:
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25 May
Remember this? When I debunked a viral FB post with crazy claims about EU law?

People often asked me who was the source of this stuff. Well...
...I haven't found out the source of *those particular* crazy claims. But thanks to @EmporersNewC I have some news about some *similar* crazy claims.
Last night someone tried to prove that FB post was correct by er, just quoting it again. But then she linked to the "eutruth" website. I followed the link and...
Read 28 tweets
24 May
UK government strategy paper on immigration policy now published -
One headline yesterday said EU citizens would be subject to travel authorisation. Misleading as some form of travel authorisation will apply to *all* visitors, except UK and Irish citizens.
There are no further details besides the scope and planned date of the rollout. Note that similar systems in the EU, US and Canada provide for a travel authorisation valid for several years, ie no need to apply for each visit during that period.
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