Latest blog articles by Christina Peristeridou

  • LAW_pilate washing his hands_blog by Chrisitina Peristeridou

    Pilate washing his hands, the CJEU on pre-trial detention

    11 December 2019
    The very recent ruling of the CJEU in DK (C-653/19 PPU, 28 November 2019) came to verify two quite depressing suspicions about the current status of European criminal law. First, Directive 2016/343 on the presumption of innocence remains an instrument with staggeringly limited applicability especially in the field of pre-trial detention. Second, pre-trial detention stands as a political and legal hot potato: neither the CJEU nor the EU legislator are eager to provide common standards on pre-trial detention, even if the lack of these standards is partly to blame...
  • Lady justice_ Law Blogs Maastricht

    A Bridge over Troubled Water - a criminal lawyers’ response to Taricco II - long read

    22 December 2017
    It would have been rather uncomfortable for the Court to rule that the Italian limitation periods for serious VAT-fraud cases should be set aside, wouldn't it? Can Taricco II be, after all, just a temporary (and unstable!) bridge over the troubled waters of the EU’s financial interests, soon to be calmed all down once the PIF is implemented?