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Equality Law in Europe: A New Generation

Equality Law in Europe is a legal research project by researchers at the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute. The aim of the project is to provide information about using European equality law, including details of how to make a claim to equal treatment. The project researchers have compiled a database of discrimination cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided between 1970-2018, which is available on its website. Cases are presented on an Excel spreadsheet and include the date, case number and party name.

Procurement Lawyers’ Association

Website of the Procurement Lawyers’ Association (PLA), a membership organisation for lawyers working within the field of EU procurement law. The PLA organises working groups focusing on developing areas of procurement law. Completed project papers written by the working groups are available on the site, covering issues such as NHS procurement and conflicts of interest. Details of PLA events and related organisations are also given.

European Commission: Banking Union

This section of the European Commission website provides information on the Banking Union which was set up following the financial crisis to create a safer financial sector for the single market. The first two ‘pillars’ of the Banking Union are a single supervisory mechanism (SSM) and single resolution mechanism (SRM). These are explained on the site, and links are given to related documents and EU directives.

European Law Blog

The European Law Blog is written and edited by legal scholars and practitioners based in countries around Europe. Blog posts provide commentary on developments in EU case law, EU legislation and new legal literature. Posts can be browsed by topic or date. A list of other blogs on European law is also given.

Brexit: Research and Analysis

This part of the UK Parliament website provides information on Brexit compiled by Parliament's libraries and committees. Briefing papers and articles, written by experts, are provided on the site covering the Brexit process, the withdrawal negotiations and role of Parliament in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. There are also sections providing research on the implications of Brexit for UK trade, business, the law, defence, farming, the environment and social policy. 

Brexit Legal (An Irish Guide)

Brexit Legal is a guide to the issues relating to Brexit, aimed at Irish businesses, and compiled by McMahon Legal a law firm based in Ireland. The emphasis is on practical guidance for Irish companies and the guide covers customs procedures and forms, rules of origin, free movement and the EU customs code. There is a section on Brexit issues relating to Northern Ireland and background information on EU law and EU institutions.

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)

BEREC is an EU body based in Latvia which is responsible for the regulation of electronic communications markets. Its website provides background information and news about its work. The Documents page makes available all publicly-available BEREC documentation, including decisions, recommendations, statements of best practice, opinions, reports and more; there is also a facility for requesting access to internal documents.The website has also has details of BEREC consultations and information about net neutrality. It is in English only.

Interinstitutional register of delegated acts

Online register tracking the progress of EU delegated acts (a type of subsidiary legislation) and providing access to associated documents. Users can search planned delegated acts to see which procedural stage has been reached and download associated documents, such as draft delegated acts, meeting agendas and meeting minutes; search results can be filtered by policy area, status and other criteria. A list of delegated acts is also available, together with a list of the legislative acts to which they relate; these can also be filtered.

European Committee of the Regions

The Committee of the Regions (COR) is the European Union’s assembly for representatives of regional and local authorities across the EU member states. It advises on new EU legislation concerning cities and regions. The COR website provides details of plenary sessions, a list of current members, a collection of studies published from 1999 onwards, information about current and closed consultations. There is also a link to the COR’s Electronic Document Register (under Engage – Resources – Access to Documents).

European Economic and Social Committee

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is an EU consultative body, representing social and economic interest groups. It issues opinions on draft EU legislation. The EESC website provides information about its plenary sessions and about meetings of its special-interest sections and groups and the Commission on Industrial Change. The Our Work section of the site makes available EESC opinions, studies, reports, position papers, plenary session summaries and other documents.