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30 October 2009, 23:21 CET

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

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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Netanyahu says Europe 'learned nothing' from Holocaust

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 December 2014, 19:00 CET |

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Europeans appeared to have learned nothing from the Holocaust, after an EU court ordered the removal of Hamas from its terror blacklist.

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Netanyahu demands EU immediately restore Hamas to terror list

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 December 2014, 12:12 CET |

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday demanded the EU immediately restore Hamas to its terrorism blacklist, after a European court ordered the Palestinian Islamist group's removal.

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Hamas hails EU court removal from terror list

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 December 2014, 12:02 CET |
Filed under: Israel, Palestinians, Hamas, legal

Hamas on Wednesday hailed a European court decision to remove the Palestinian Islamist group from the EU's terrorism blacklist, describing the move as a "victory".

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EU court strikes Hamas from terror blacklist

EU court strikes Hamas from terror blacklist

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 December 2014, 10:35 CET |

The Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas must be removed from the EU's terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen for the time being, a European court ruled on Wednesday.

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Madagascar's parliament votes to end death penalty

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 December 2014, 12:30 CET |

Lawmakers in Madagascar have voted to abolish the death penalty, a move hailed as "historic" by the European Union.

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New prosecutor for Kosovo organ trafficking probe

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 December 2014, 19:57 CET |

The EU named a new prosecutor on Thursday to investigate possible crimes against humanity, including murder and organ trafficking, by several leaders of Kosovo's 1990s guerrilla army, some of them now senior officials.

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Poland faces EU fines over renewable energy failures

Poland faces EU fines over renewable energy failures

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 December 2014, 14:35 CET |

Poland faces heavy fines for breaking EU laws on renewable energy use, officials said Wednesday, dealing a blow to an eastern European member almost entirely reliant on coal.

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German art dealer on trial for multi-million-euro fraud

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 December 2014, 10:30 CET |
Filed under: fraud, art, crime, Germany, court

A German art dealer went on trial Tuesday accused of defrauding one of the country's richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars.

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Ireland bids to reopen British army 'torture' case

Ireland bids to reopen British army 'torture' case

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 December 2014, 13:45 CET |

The Irish government will ask the European Court to reopen a landmark case that alleged the British army tortured Irish prisoners during the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, Dublin said on Tuesday.

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EU court outlaws 'gay tests' for asylum seekers

EU court outlaws 'gay tests' for asylum seekers

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 December 2014, 19:10 CET |

The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that tests to prove claims of homosexuality by asylum seekers were unlawful.

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