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Sustainability in the EU Financial System between Classifications and Disclosures by Bianca Nalbandian

Even before Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the global economy, “sustainable finance” was a much-touted topic already. Beyond being a worldwide catchphrase, sustainable finance amounts to be one of the highest ranked objectives in the EU “green” agenda. Generally, by sustainable finance, green finance or ethical investing one broadly refers, in the financial sector, to incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment decision-making … Continuer de lire Sustainability in the EU Financial System between Classifications and Disclosures by Bianca Nalbandian

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ANOTHER YEAR OF …. CLIMATE CHANGE…by Alessandra Donati and Bianca Nalbandian

              One year ago … We launched a new initiative concerning climate change from an EU perspective. This initiative was not isolated, but it was part of a larger project (Covering Climate Now) on a global scale started by Columbia Journalism Review, the Guardian, and The Nation, which now includes hundreds of journals, magazines, scientists, and high-level institutions around … Continuer de lire ANOTHER YEAR OF …. CLIMATE CHANGE…by Alessandra Donati and Bianca Nalbandian

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EU-Japan mutual adequacy decision, by Hiroshi Miyashita

Both the European Commission and Japanese Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) publicised their adequacy decisions on 23 January 2019. While the EU gave adequacy decision to the first third country under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the first Asian country Japan issued its first equivalency decision under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI). It is not easy … Continuer de lire EU-Japan mutual adequacy decision, by Hiroshi Miyashita

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Rules of origin in the EU–Japan EPA, by Yusuke Hatakeyama

The European Union (EU) and Japan have agreed on progressive rules of origin in the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership (‘EU–Japan EPA’1). Rules of origin are one of the most important elements in FTAs, which set out the rules and requirements for application of preferential tariff treatment (reduced or eliminated customs duties) to originating products by the customs authority … Continuer de lire Rules of origin in the EU–Japan EPA, by Yusuke Hatakeyama

Development of the governmental procurement scheme through the japan-eu economic partnership agreement (jeuepa), by Koutaro Matsuzawa

Procurement of products and services by governmental or public organizations has beenone of major topics gathering much attention in multilateral, pluri-lateral or bilateral trade negotiations since, depending on size of relevant state economy and budget of a government, a share of the government procurement market in its economy is said to be generally between 10 percent and 15 percent of GDP1. Some reasons, such as … Continuer de lire Development of the governmental procurement scheme through the japan-eu economic partnership agreement (jeuepa), by Koutaro Matsuzawa

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Are climate change litigations possible in Italy? by Michele Carducci

The use of climate change litigations is increasing, also in Europe (Sindico F. et al. (eds.) 2020) They have three distinctive characteristics: – They can be promoted towards States or companies; – They arise from complaints made by citizens or local authorities; – They are based on scientific evidence as a parameter for the evaluation of State policies or business decisions. In Italy, the Network … Continuer de lire Are climate change litigations possible in Italy? by Michele Carducci

Intellectual Property in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz

The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan has many Articles written over hundreds of pages. One of the areas it is concerned with is intellectual property, in Chapter 14 of the EPA, in Articles 14-1 to 14-55, with over 9,500 words not counting relevant Annexes. This article will try to give some information on what has changed in Japanese intellectual property law as … Continuer de lire Intellectual Property in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz

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Les illusions du Traité de Lisbonne face à la toute puissance de la finance, par Cécile Barbier

Depuis l’introduction du cadre juridique de l’euro, ci-après la « constitution économique » de la zone euro, l’Union européenne (UE) est confrontée à l’érosion du consensus permissif qui avait prévalu jusqu’alors. Le rejet du Traité de Maastricht par le peuple danois, suivi du petit oui français avait questionné les fondements d’inspiration ordolibérale de la future gardienne de la monnaie unique, la Banque centrale européenne (BCE). La réforme … Continuer de lire Les illusions du Traité de Lisbonne face à la toute puissance de la finance, par Cécile Barbier

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EU-Japan Cooperation in the security field from the perspective of Japan’s Legal Framework, Fumi YOSHIMOTO

The aim of this paper is to examine the current state of the EU-Japan security relationship from the perspective of Japan’s legal framework. While the typical partner both for the EU and Japan is the US and it can be said that “the prospect of a Japan- EU security alliance may seem about meaningful as a relationship between a bald and comb”, as said Midford … Continuer de lire EU-Japan Cooperation in the security field from the perspective of Japan’s Legal Framework, Fumi YOSHIMOTO

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SEVERAL REASONS WHY: Climate change as one of the motives why we are failing in the fight against plastic pollution by Luísa Cortat Simonetti Gonçalves Coutinho

Environmental awareness is still historically new and, consequently, so are the actions to fight the environmental harms caused by humankind. Climate change is already well-known in data and counts with an international legal framework, especially since 1992, with the establishment of the UNFCCC. The plastic pollution is newer, still lacks data and international legal solutions. But the two biggest environmental problems caused by humankind have … Continuer de lire SEVERAL REASONS WHY: Climate change as one of the motives why we are failing in the fight against plastic pollution by Luísa Cortat Simonetti Gonçalves Coutinho