EU Law


AI in the courtroom and judicial independence: An EU perspective

The promised benefits of AI-assisted courts pose myriad challenges to the fundamental principle of judicial independence, explains CIVICA Visiting Scholar Giulia Gentile. Judicial data stored or processed by foreign providers, or liability regimes covering judges and technicians are just some of the devilish details.

The European Union’s big policy bet against the tech giants

EU policymakers concerned with restoring competitiveness to digital markets are working on an ambitious framework for data access regulation. In this post Philip Hanspach (Economics) and Nicolas Petit (Law) explain why the Digital Markets Act is unlikely to be the hoped-for silver bullet.

Buy now, pay later: the role of EU regulation in shaping the ‘new normal’

E-commerce has flourished in the pandemic, and the rising star of online shopping is ‘buy now, pay later’. While service providers now lead in shaping consumer behaviour, Law researcher Nikita Divissenko suggests the EU might play a more proactive role in these innovating markets.

Surrogacy: Time for a self-sufficiency approach?

Brought into high relief by the COVID-19 pandemic, unregulated commercial surrogacy generates risk and damage to families, children, and mothers. In this article, Law researcher Sylvie Armstrong argues that a self-sufficiency approach in Europe, where commercial surrogacy is widely banned, is the best strategy available for protecting the parties involved.