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30 October 2009, 23:21 CET

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

Second French suspect charged over Luxleaks tax probe

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 January 2015, 21:15 CET |

A second French suspect was charged Friday with theft and money-laundering in ongoing investigations into the leaking of secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and multinational companies.

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Rise in euro forgeries in second half of 2014: ECB

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 January 2015, 11:17 CET |
Filed under: ECB, fraud, money, counterfeit

The number of counterfeit euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation increased in the second half of 2014, the European Central Bank said on Friday.

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Hamas says EU appeal to keep it on terror list 'immoral'

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2015, 15:00 CET |
Filed under: Israel, court

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas slammed as "immoral" Monday an EU appeal to keep it on the bloc's terror blacklist, a month after a European court ordered its removal.

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EU challenges removal of Hamas from terror blacklist

EU challenges removal of Hamas from terror blacklist

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2015, 15:55 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, Israel, court

The EU will appeal a controversial court decision ordering the removal of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas from the bloc's terrorism blacklist, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday.

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Monaco can't trademark 'Monaco', EU court rules

Monaco can't trademark 'Monaco', EU court rules

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 January 2015, 23:55 CET |
Filed under: justice, trademark, Headline4, Monaco

Monaco cannot register its own name as a trademark because the principality is too well known on account of its royal family and Formula One race, an EU court ruled Thursday.

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London black taxis win EU court fight with minicabs

London black taxis win EU court fight with minicabs

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 January 2015, 23:05 CET |

London's iconic black taxis won a battle with private minicabs Wednesday as the European Court of Justice upheld their right to use bus lanes while excluding their competitors.

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Top EU lawyer clears ECB bond-buying

Top EU lawyer clears ECB bond-buying

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 January 2015, 13:05 CET |
Filed under: eurozone, court, ECB, Headline2, economy

A senior advisor to the EU's top court found Wednesday that a hugely controversial bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank is legal, clearing the way for the ECB to begin buying government debt.

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Europol says up to 5,000 EU nationals in jihadist ranks

Posted by EUbusiness at 13 January 2015, 18:55 CET |
Filed under: attacks, Charlie, France, Hebdo, Europol

Up to 5,000 European Union citizens have joined jihadist militant ranks, the head of European police agency Europol told British lawmakers on Tuesday.

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EU says Russia's Navalny verdict seems 'politically motivated'

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 December 2014, 18:15 CET |
Filed under: justice, politics, Navalny, Russia

The European Union said a Russian court's conviction Tuesday of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother seemed to be politically motivated, while calling for restraint during any protests against the verdict.

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EU mission condemns Pakistan's return to hangings

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 December 2014, 08:07 CET |
Filed under: Pakistan, unrest, courts, executions

The European Union mission in Islamabad on Wednesday condemned Pakistan's decision to restart executions in the wake of the country's bloodiest-ever terror attack.

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Turkey's Erdogan praises 'clean' crackdown on foes

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 December 2014, 15:05 CET |
Filed under: Turkey, justice, rights, media

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday praised the "clean" legal process against his opponents that has been sharply criticised by the EU and included a warrant for arch-foe Fethullah Gulen as well as a wave of arrests.

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Turkey court issues warrant for Erdogan foe Gulen

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 December 2014, 02:37 CET |
Filed under: Turkey, politics, media, justice, rights

An Istanbul court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regards as his top enemy, in a controversial case that has strained ties with the EU.

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Turkey court arrests TV chief on 'terror' charges

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 December 2014, 16:55 CET |
Filed under: Turkey, rights, justice, media, politics

A Turkish court on Friday remanded in custody the head of a national TV network and three ex-police officers on terrorism charges, in a case linked with a top foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has strained EU ties.

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EU can't sign up to key rights convention, court rules

EU can't sign up to key rights convention, court rules

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 December 2014, 23:55 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, court, rights

The EU's top court ruled on Thursday that the bloc cannot join the bedrock European Convention on Human Rights as planned because to do so would undermine its own laws.

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EU court says obesity can be disability

EU court says obesity can be disability

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 December 2014, 16:20 CET |
Filed under: court, Headline3, health, Employment

The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work.

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Top EU court rejects British visa rule

Top EU court rejects British visa rule

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 December 2014, 12:30 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, court, migration

The EU's top court on Thursday found Britain at fault for demanding that non-EU citizens with resident permits issued in other member states must obtain a visa before entering the country.

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EU court clears stem cell patenting

EU court clears stem cell patenting

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 December 2014, 18:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, science, health, Headline4

A human egg used to produce stem cells but unable to develop into a viable embryo can be patented, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.

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UBS loses appeal against EUR 1.1 bn guarantee in France for tax fraud

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 December 2014, 16:00 CET |
Filed under: court, UBS, tax, France, banking, Switzerland

France's highest court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Swiss banking giant UBS, ordering it to pay a 1.1-billion-euro security deposit as part of a probe into allegations it helped rich French clients hide money in Switzerland.

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Uber fights French ban at EU

Uber fights French ban at EU

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 December 2014, 17:50 CET |

Uber, the taxi app company under fire around the world, has filed an EU complaint against a French ban on amateur drivers doubling as chauffeurs, the European Union said on Wednesday.

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Bulgaria seeks to fix weak judiciary

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 December 2014, 15:40 CET |
Filed under: reform, judiciary, Bulgaria

Bulgaria outlined Wednesday proposals for a major overhaul of the EU country's judiciary, long criticised by Brussels for being slow, inefficient and corrupt.

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