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Handbook on European law relating to access to justice

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FRA, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, has published a handbook on access to justice which is now available in 22 EU languages. The handbook summarises key European legal principles in the area of access to justice, focusing on civil and criminal law. It is designed to serve as a practical guide for lawyers, judges and other legal practitioners involved in litigation in the EU, as well as for individuals who work for non-governmental organisations and other entities that deal with the administration of justice.

Read the pdf version here or find our copy on the shelves in Taylor Library.

Creative Europe’s MEDIA programme is 25 this year

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The EU MEDIA programme is 25 years old this year. To mark the occasion they’ve created a general question and answer factsheet as well as a series of country specific factsheets, an infographic, and a number of videos to explain how the EU invests in film, television and video games across Europe, as well as providing training and collaboration opportunities between nation states. Information is available in all official languages of the EU.

See below or click the links above to find out about the MEDIA programme’s activities.

 

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EU MEDIA 25 years infographic

Watch three YouTubers interview President Junker

junOn 15 September, fresh from his State of the Union address and live on YouTube/EUTube, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took part in an hour-long interview with three young YouTubers, Laetitia Birbes (France, Le corps La Maison L’esprit ), Jonas Ems (Germany, JONAS) and Lukasz Jakobiak (Poland, 20m2).

The President spoke to the three young opinion formers – all extremely active on social media – about their concerns related to the future of Europe.

Aside from their own questions, the YouTubers also asked a sample of those sent by web users on social media using the hashtag #AskJuncker.

Watch the event on EUTube.

 

 

(text taken from Europe Direct Intranet)

Law Making in the EU

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Here is a short video from the European Parliament explaining how EU laws are made using the ordinary legislative procedure. This procedure, used in 80% of cases, gives equal power to the EU Council representing the member states and the European Parliament representing European citizens.

 

ESO (European Sources Online)

ESO logoESO (European Sources Online) is a comprehensive source of European information which is updated on a daily basis by the hard working people at Cardiff EDC. Check out their News and Analysis section to keep informed about all things EU.

Here’s a few recent UK House of Commons publications dealing with different aspects of Brexit, brought to our attention by ESO:

Equipping the Government for Brexit

Brexit – implication for pensions (pdf)

Brexit and local government (pdf)

Law School Blog Articles on Brexit

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Staff in the University of Aberdeen Law School have produced a couple of blog posts discussing some of the wider implications of Brexit. See below for links.

Jonathan Fitchen has written a piece entitled Brexit and EU private international law: cross-border judgments – unintended consequences

and Scott Styles has written What is sufficient to constitute an Article 50 decision to leave the EU?

There are many more interesting articles on this blog so do check it out.

 

Stay up to date on European Court of Justice decisions with the CVRIA app

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Do you need to stay up to date on the work of the Court of Justice of the European Union? This handy app provides easy access to the latest decisions of the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal, as well as the latest press releases.

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