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30 October 2009, 23:21 CET

Latest business news about EU law, legal issues and the European Court of Justice

EU keeps Hamas on terror list despite court ruling

EU keeps Hamas on terror list despite court ruling

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 March 2015, 14:55 CET |

The European Union kept Hamas on its terrorism blacklist Friday despite a controversial court decision ordering Brussels to remove the Palestinian Islamist group from the register.

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March infringements package: main decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 March 2015, 22:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing several legal actions against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.

Bulgarian prison conditions prompt German extradition refusals

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 March 2015, 21:50 CET |
Filed under: rights, EU Law, Germany, prison, Bulgaria

German courts have declined to hand over inmates to Bulgaria due to concerns over dire prison conditions in the European Union's poorest country, authorities said Monday.

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Zagreb mayor forfeits EUR 2m bail

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 March 2015, 11:05 CET |
Filed under: court, Croatia, politics

Zagreb's mayor, being held on an abuse of power charge, has forfeited his record two-million-euro bail after allegedly interfering with the investigation against him, a court decided on Thursday.

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Europol unit to tackle Mediterranean people smugglers

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 March 2015, 16:50 CET |
Filed under: Headline3, police, migration, Europol

Continental police agency Europol on Tuesday launched a specialist unit to tackle rampant people smuggling across the Mediterranean, despite the increasingly chaotic situation in North Africa.

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EU criticises conviction of former Maldives president

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 March 2015, 11:52 CET |
Filed under: Maldives, politics, trial, sentence

The conviction of former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed "raises very serious questions" about the legal system in the Indian Ocean archipelago, the European Union said Saturday.

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Euro-MPs call for international probe into Nemtsov murder

Euro-MPs call for international probe into Nemtsov murder

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 March 2015, 13:25 CET |

The European Parliament on Thursday called for an independent international investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

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EU Parliament lifts immunity of MEP who is ex-Bulgarian premier

EU Parliament lifts immunity of MEP who is ex-Bulgarian premier

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 March 2015, 20:40 CET |
Filed under: justice, politics, parliament

The European Parliament on Wednesday lifted the immunity of member Sergei Stanishev, a former Bulgarian prime minister, to allow his country to prosecute him over allegedly losing secret documents.

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Dutch court nixes data storage law, says privacy breached

Dutch court nixes data storage law, says privacy breached

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 March 2015, 17:05 CET |

A Dutch court on Wednesday struck down a law requiring telecoms and Internet service providers to store their clients' private phone and email data, saying it breached European privacy rules.

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Transit truckers file suit against German minimum wage

Transit truckers file suit against German minimum wage

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 March 2015, 16:35 CET |
Filed under: court, Headline3, Germany, Transport

A number of trucking and haulage companies from Austria, Poland and Hungary are taking their case against Germany's national minimum wage to the country's highest court.

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Brazen French motorway heist nets EUR 9m jewellery haul

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 March 2015, 00:55 CET |
Filed under: crime, France

A group of "battle-hardened" armed thieves attacked two secure vans carrying jewels at a French motorway toll in the dead of night, making off with a haul worth some nine million euros, police said on Wednesday.

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EU fraud probe politically motivated: Le Pen

EU fraud probe politically motivated: Le Pen

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 March 2015, 16:35 CET |

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused opponents of "political manipulation" Tuesday after the European Parliament launched a fraud investigation into her National Front party.

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2015 EU Justice Scoreboard - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 March 2015, 00:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission released on 9 March the 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives an overview of the quality, independence and efficiency of the justice systems of Member States.

Expert Guide for law firms facing difficulty

Posted by Robert Moore at 09 March 2015, 23:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Finance

I am a very worried solicitor. Our legal practice is under growing pressure from all sides. How can you help us solve these problems, restructure and survive?

Britain wins court ruling against ECB on euro banks

Britain wins court ruling against ECB on euro banks

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 March 2015, 10:40 CET |

Britain won a court challenge Wednesday against a European Central Bank ruling that required banks to base clearing houses dealing with euros in the eurozone.

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Public Relations Officer (f/m), Academy of European Law

Posted by Stephanie Hoffmann at 03 March 2015, 15:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Germany

The Academy of European Law is looking for a Public Relations Officer.

EU condemns 'arbitrary' Nemtsov funeral bans

EU condemns 'arbitrary' Nemtsov funeral bans

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 March 2015, 13:30 CET |
Filed under: politics, Russia, crime

The EU on Tuesday condemned Russia's "arbitrary" refusal to allow several prominent European figures to attend the funeral of assassinated opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

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Eight jailed in EUR 100m double Paris jewellery heist

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 February 2015, 08:50 CET |
Filed under: France, Crime

A French court has sentenced eight men to jail over a double heist at a Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris in which they made off with gems and watches worth more than 100 million euros.

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Commission February infringements package: referrals to European Court of Justice

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 February 2015, 13:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission on 25 February announced its monthly package of infringement decisions, legal actions it is pursuing against EU Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. The Commission took 276 decisions, which include 44 reasoned opinions and 9 referrals to the European Union's Court of Justice. The Commission also closed a number of cases where the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

EU backs Germany over US Iraq deserter asylum refusal

EU backs Germany over US Iraq deserter asylum refusal

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 February 2015, 13:30 CET |
Filed under: justice, Iraq, Germany, US

The EU's top court on Thursday backed a decision by Germany to deny asylum to a former US soldier who deserted on the grounds that the Iraq war was unlawful.

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