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31 October 2009, 00:21 CET

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

EU Court rules out loophole on animal testing

EU Court rules out loophole on animal testing

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 September 2016, 13:32 CET |

EU law protects the EU market from cosmetic products containing ingredients which have been tested on animals, the EU's top court ruled Wednesday, wherever that testing may have been conducted.

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EU Court rules on Spanish use of rolling fixed-term contracts

EU Court rules on Spanish use of rolling fixed-term contracts

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 September 2016, 23:25 CET |

The use of successive fixed-term contracts to cover permanent needs in the health care sector are contrary to EU law, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

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EU Court rules for Sony in pre-installed Windows case

EU Court rules for Sony in pre-installed Windows case

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 September 2016, 23:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

The sale of a computer equipped with a pre-installed copy of Windows does not in itself contravene EU rules on unfair commercial practices, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday.

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Systemic threat to rule of law in Poland, says EC

Systemic threat to rule of law in Poland, says EC

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 July 2016, 23:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

There is a 'systemic threat' to the rule of law in Poland, the European Commission said as it sent the country recommendations over the independence of the country's judiciary.

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Retiring employee still due annual leave allowance

Retiring employee still due annual leave allowance

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 July 2016, 23:36 CET |

An employee ending his employment of his own will is nevertheless entitled to an allowance if he was not able to use up all or part of his right to paid annual leave, the EU Court ruled Wednesday.

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Requiring removal of Islamic headscarf at work 'discrimination'

Requiring removal of Islamic headscarf at work 'discrimination'

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 July 2016, 00:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, France

A company policy requiring an employee to remove her Islamic headscarf when in contact with clients is unlawful discrimination, according to the opinion of the EU Court's advocate-general.

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McDonald's wins Mac trade mark dispute at EU Court

McDonald's wins Mac trade mark dispute at EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 July 2016, 23:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Food & Drink

The EU Court ruled Monday that the repute of McDonald’s trade marks makes it possible to prevent registration of trade marks which combine the prefix 'Mac' or 'Mc' with the name of a food or drink.

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Cross-border family disputes: new proposals to protect children

Cross-border family disputes: new proposals to protect children

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 July 2016, 00:00 CET |

New proposals covering cross-border parental responsibility disputes were set out by the European Commission Thursday, relating to custody, access rights and child abduction.

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MEPs vote in new rules on property settlement in divorces

MEPs vote in new rules on property settlement in divorces

MEPs approved Thursday new rules for deciding which country’s courts should settle property disputes in divorce or death cases involving international couples or registered partnerships.

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Single language invoice requirement breaches EU law: EU Court

Single language invoice requirement breaches EU law: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 June 2016, 16:43 CET |

The obligation to draw up cross-border invoices exclusively in a particular language, failing which they are null and void, infringes EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday.

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June 2016 infringements' package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 June 2016, 17:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its June 2016 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

EU Court backs UK limits on child benefits

EU Court backs UK limits on child benefits

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 June 2016, 12:45 CET |

The UK can require recipients of child benefit and child tax credit to have a right of residence in Britain, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday.

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EU Court rules again Spain's private copyright compensation scheme

EU Court rules again Spain's private copyright compensation scheme

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 June 2016, 18:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law - IP

A Spanish scheme for fair compensation for private copying finance by the state was contrary to the EU's copyright directive, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday.

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EU, US sign shared law enforcement data deal

EU, US sign shared law enforcement data deal

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 June 2016, 23:10 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, US, Data protection, Crime

The EU signed an 'umbrella' deal on protection of shared data with the United States Thursday, putting in place a comprehensive data protection framework for criminal law enforcement cooperation.

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Germany need not recognise nobility of German 'count'

Germany need not recognise nobility of German 'count'

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 June 2016, 17:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Germany

Germany is under no obligation to recognise noble titles awarded to himself by a German national while in Britain, according to a ruling from the European Court of Justice Thursday.

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EU warns Poland on rule of law

EU warns Poland on rule of law

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 June 2016, 01:43 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

The European Commission warned Poland on Wednesday of a "systemic risk to the rule of law" in a first step setting out the EU's concerns on various constitutional issues.

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Poland taken to EU Court of Justice over biofuel restrictions

Poland taken to EU Court of Justice over biofuel restrictions

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 May 2016, 19:25 CET |

Poland is being referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for establishing restrictions in Polish law against certain imported biofuels and raw materials for biofuel, the Commission said Thursday.

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May infringements' package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 May 2016, 17:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. This month's key decisions (including 22 letters of formal notice, 11 reasoned opinions and 2 referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union) are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 74 cases where the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

Rubik's Cube trade mark invalid: EU Court judge

Rubik's Cube trade mark invalid: EU Court judge

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 May 2016, 18:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

The EU trade mark representing the shape of a Rubik’s Cube must be declared invalid, according to the Opinion of the European Court of Justice' Advocate-General on Wednesday.

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