EU Law

A Survey of the Constitution of the Netherlands

November 19, 2013

Most of us know at least parts of the United States Constitution. As Americans, we know we have the right to vote, to freedom of speech, and to worship any God we choose. While we are somewhat versed in our own freedoms, we are certainly not the only country with a constitution. In fact, in […]

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Are DUIs Punished More Harshly in Europe?

October 15, 2013

The specific criminal offense for driving while intoxicated is called DUI, or driving under the influence. In the United States, all states have the same standard for what is considered a level of intoxication, which is a blood alcohol content level of .08 percent. Those who violate the .08 percent limit are fined and will […]

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Unique Traffic Laws in Europe

August 27, 2013

No matter where you drive, chances are there is an odd traffic law you are unaware of. Per CNBC, Kansas has a law that states it is illegal to screech your tires, while Hilton Head, South Carolina says it’s illegal to store trash in your car. When it comes to Europe, the rules of the […]

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The Dilemma of Losing One’s Passport Overseas

August 21, 2013

Losing your identification can be a serious problem no matter where it happens, but it’s particularly bad when your main form of identification is your passport and you lose it when you’re in a foreign country. You need your passport to prove that you’re a United States citizen, and you may not be able to […]

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An Introduction to FINMA

August 17, 2013

FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) is the institution that supervises banking activities in Switzerland. It was established in 2007, succeeding the Swiss Federal Banking Commission, and its objectives, according to Article 5 of the Financial Market Supervisory Act, is to “protect creditors, investors and policy holders as well as ensuring the smooth functioning of […]

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Should the EU Maintain Its Free Movement Policy?

August 9, 2013

History of the European Union The European Union is a supranational political organization that is composed of, at the time of this writing, 27 countries. Formed after the events of World War II, the ideals of the European Union are to uphold peace and prosperity through a unified economic market and cooperative political policies. First […]

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Medical Education in the United Kingdom

July 18, 2013

The field of medicine has always been a revered profession, given its importance in maintaining a healthy population. If you would like to follow the field of medicine, as a doctor, dentist, nurse, or midwife, you should attempt to be accepted into any of the United Kingdom colleges that offer courses leading to these certifications. […]

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Overseas divorce and contact and residence orders made abroad

July 14, 2013

Divorce proceedings can be extremely traumatic, especially for any children involved. In order to minimise the stress that children are put under, divorcing parents will want to finalise the divorce expeditiously. Attitudes towards divorce across Europe vary a surprising amount. One need only compare the UK with Malta for example which only grants annulments (under […]

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A Look at the German National Center for Cyber Defense (NCAZ)

July 11, 2013

National security has changed in definition over the decades. Nations are looking to ‘beef’ up not only their physical defenses, but cyber/virtual defenses as well. The days of overlooking the effect of technology on a nation’s status are long gone. Germany has understood this reality and founded the ‘German National Center for Cyber Defense’ as […]

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The EU Law Doctrine of Abuse of Rights: Should it be a general principle of EU Law; and is it?

May 29, 2013

We are pleased to welcome first class law graduate Neil Deacon as he publishes his dissertation entitled: “The EU Law Doctrine of Abuse of Rights: Should it be a general principle of EU Law; and is it?”. Connect with Neil Deacon on LinkedIn here. If you’d like your legal dissertation or high quality legal articles […]

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