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Rafał Mańko

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Reform of the Service of Documents Regulation [EU Legislation in Progress]

In May 2018, the Commission put forward a proposal for amending the existing Regulation on Cross-border Service of Documents in civil proceedings. The proposal aims, above all, to replace the existing mechanisms of paper transmission with an electronic system. Continue reading

Revising the Taking of Evidence Regulation [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 31 May 2018, the Commission proposed a proposal for a new regulation on taking of evidence in civil proceedings. It takes stock of the existing regulation (from 2001), but provides for a number of changes to remove legal uncertainty and to promote electronic communications. Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Fight against fraud: Pericles 2020, Hercule III and AFIS

Member States share an obligation with the EU to protect the Union’s financial interests and to counter fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities affecting them under Article 325 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), on which the EU anti-fraud programme is based. Continue reading

Protecting the EU budget against generalised rule of law deficiencies [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 3 May 2018 the Commission put forward a proposal for a regulation on the protection of the Union’s budget in the event of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in a Member State. Continue reading

Contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services [EU Legislation in Progress]

The digital content directive was proposed by the European Commission as part of a legislative package, alongside the online sales directive, to facilitate the development of the internal market for such content. Continue reading

New laws needed for robots [What is Europe doing for its citizens?]

Written by Rafał Mańko, The European Parliament has recently called upon the Commission to table a legislative proposal laying down a set of civil law rules on robotics and artificial intelligence. These should address such issues as liability for damages caused by a robot, as well as establish a European agency for robotics and artificial … Continue reading

Rights for consumers of digital content [What is Europe doing for its citizens?]

Written by Rafał Mańko, In December 2015, the European Commission proposed legislation that would grant consumers of digital content a set of uniform rights across the EU. The proposal is now before the European co-legislators – the Parliament and Council. A growing online market Contracts for the supply of digital content are concluded on a … Continue reading

Contracts for the supply of digital content and personal data protection

Written by Rafał Mańko and Shara Monteleone, The proposed directive on the supply of digital content is intended to regulate the main contractual rights and duties of parties to contracts for the supply of digital content and services, and create a harmonised legal framework for digital content to benefit both consumers and businesses. It covers … Continue reading

Revision of EU financial rules [EU Legislation in Progress]

In September 2016, the Commission tabled a proposal for a new Financial Regulation which would replace the current one (together with its Rules of Application), as well as amend 15 other sectoral instruments each containing financial rules. The Commission justifies its proposal by the need to simplify EU financial rules and make them more flexible. Continue reading

Consumer sale of goods [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 22 February 2018, the European Parliament’s Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted its report on the Commission proposal for a new directive on the consumer sale of goods. Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Justice Programme (2014-2020)

Written by Rafał Mańko, EU law is applied on a daily basis by national judges in the Member States, who rely on assistance from the EU Court of Justice only in the most complicated cases. Judges otherwise interpret and apply EU law on their own. In the European area of freedom, security and justice, national … Continue reading

Civil law rules on robotics [Plenary Podcast]

Written by Rafal Manko, The Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee has tabled a report with recommendations to the Commission on the civil-law and ethical aspects of robotics. The report calls for EU legislation introducing a register of robots, setting up an EU Agency for Robotics and laying down principles of civil liability for damages caused by … Continue reading

Court of Justice rules on passenger compensation for flight delays

Written by Rafał Mańko According to EU law, passengers have the right to a fixed level of compensation if their flight is cancelled or subject to a long delay. However, airlines can escape liability if they prove that ‘extraordinary circumstances’ caused the cancellation or delay. The Court of Justice of the EU has recently ruled … Continue reading

European contract law and the Digital Single Market: Policy Hub

Written by Rafał Mańko On Friday, 18 September 2015, the EPRS Citizens’ Policies Unit held a Policy Hub devoted to ‘European contract law and the Digital Single Market’. Moderated by Piotr Bąkowski, Policy Analyst with the Citizens’ Policies Unit of the Members’ Research Service, the Policy Hub brought together a renowned expert in the field, … Continue reading

Europeanisation of Civil Procedure

Written by Rafał Mańko On Friday, 26 June 2015, the EPRS Citizens’ Policies Unit, in cooperation with the European Added Value Unit, held a Policy Hub devoted to the Europeanisation of Civil Procedure. Moderated by Etienne Bassot, Director of the Members’ Research Service, the Policy Hub brought experts in the field like Stefaan Voet and Bart Krans together … Continue reading

Reform of the European Small Claims Procedure [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Rafał Mańko (2nd edition) On 23 June 2015, the European Parliament and the Council agreed on a compromise regarding the reform of the European Small Claims Procedure (ESCP). The compromise, which still requires to be formally adopted by the two co-legislators in the coming months, provides that the ceiling for claims will be … Continue reading

The European Small Claims Procedure: The Forthcoming Reform

Written by Rafal Manko On Friday, 23 January 2015 the Citizens’ Policies Unit held a Policy Hub devoted to the forthcoming reform of the European Small Claims Procedure (ESCP). The Commission proposal to modify this procedure is now on the table of the Legal Affairs Committee which is working on possible amendments, making the topic … Continue reading

EU competence in private law

Written by Rafał Mańko The notion of private law, as opposed to public law, has a long tradition and is of great importance in most EU Member States. National private law is seen as the constitution of civil society and enjoys a high degree of democratic legitimacy with regard to social justice. However, that distinction … Continue reading

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