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31 October 2009, 00:21 CET

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

Thailand slammed for 'disturbing' student sedition charges

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 June 2015, 08:20 CET |
Filed under: Thailand, rights, court, politics

The European Union hit out at Thailand's junta Tuesday for pursuing sedition charges against a group of anti-coup student activists, describing their arrest and prosecution in a military court as a "disturbing development".

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Greece could seek legal action against euro exit: report

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 June 2015, 02:20 CET |
Filed under: IMF, Greece, politics, law, economy

Greece could seek legal action to stop the country being forced out of the eurozone if it fails to seal a debt deal, The Daily Telegraph reported on Monday.

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Kosovo fails to amend constitution on warcrime court

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 June 2015, 02:27 CET |
Filed under: Kosovo, Serbia, warcrimes

Kosovo's parliament on Friday failed to adopt constitutional amendments needed for the creation of a special court that would handle war crimes allegedly committed by former ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

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Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant

Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 June 2015, 23:25 CET |

Austria will next week officially file a legal complaint in Brussels against state subsidies for Britain's planned new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, the government in Vienna said on Tuesday.

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European cyber police unit to take on Islamic State propaganda

European cyber police unit to take on Islamic State propaganda

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 June 2015, 16:00 CET |

European police agency Europol says it is launching a continent-wide cybercrime unit to combat social media accounts promoting jihadist propaganda, particularly those of the Islamic State (IS) group.

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EU takes legal action against German road toll

EU takes legal action against German road toll

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 June 2015, 19:45 CET |

The European Commission is taking legal action against German plans to introduce a road toll for its motorways, says EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, amid concerns it discriminated against non-Germans.

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Kosovo ex-guerillas protest against war crimes court

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 June 2015, 13:50 CET |
Filed under: court, Serbia, warcrimes, Kosovo

Some 1,000 Kosovo Albanians, mostly veterans of the 1990s war with Serbia, protested Wednesday against the creation of a special court that would handle war crimes allegedly committed by former ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

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'Lego man' trademark challenge blocked by EU court

'Lego man' trademark challenge blocked by EU court

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 June 2015, 12:05 CET |

The shape of Danish toy giant Lego's famous figurines is a protected trademark, an EU court ruled Tuesday, blocking a move by a rival company that wanted to copy them.

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Top EU court backs ECB's bond-buying scheme

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 June 2015, 20:35 CET |
Filed under: ECB, justice, Germany, Headline3, bank, economy

The European Central Bank scored a landmark victory when the EU's top court ruled its scheme to buy potentially unlimited amounts of government bonds was legal.

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Belgian watchdog takes Facebook to court over privacy concerns

Belgian watchdog takes Facebook to court over privacy concerns

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 June 2015, 18:40 CET |
Filed under: Belgium, Headline3, court, Internet

A privacy watchdog said Monday it is taking Facebook to court in Belgium for tracking Internet users, including those who are not members of the US social media network.

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EU urges Saudis to stop lashing blogger

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 June 2015, 13:37 CET |
Filed under: Saudi, Islam, rights, trial

The EU on Monday renewed calls on Saudi Arabia to stop lashing blogger Raif Badawi after the country's top court upheld the sentence against him for insulting Islam.

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EU Member States can refuse migrant benefits: advisor

EU Member States can refuse migrant benefits: advisor

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 June 2015, 23:50 CET |
Filed under: migrants, Headline2, court

Unemployed EU migrants can be barred from claiming benefits during the first three months of their stay in another Member State, one of the bloc's top legal advisers said on Thursday.

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Drug use in Europe falling but 2 new legal highs found per week

Drug use in Europe falling but 2 new legal highs found per week

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 June 2015, 23:20 CET |
Filed under: drugs, crime, Health, Social, Headline4

The use of traditional drugs such as heroin is falling, but new, often toxic "legal highs" are appearing at a record rate of two per week, according to a new EU report.

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Germany sent to EU court over airport security

Germany sent to EU court over airport security

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 May 2015, 13:45 CET |

The EU referred Germany to court Thursday for failing to regularly monitor security measures at some airports, but said it was not related to the Germanwings crash.

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EU court jails 11 ex-Kosovo fighters over war crimes

EU court jails 11 ex-Kosovo fighters over war crimes

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 May 2015, 18:55 CET |
Filed under: justice, warcrimes, Kosovo

A European Union-run court Wednesday sentenced 11 former Kosovo guerrilla fighters, including two high-ranking officers, to up to 12 years behind bars for crimes during the 1990s war for independence.

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Russia's new 'undesirables' law draws Western ire

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 May 2015, 23:05 CET |
Filed under: law, rights, NGO, politics, Headline2, Russia

The European Union joined the United States on Sunday in condemning a Russian crackdown on "undesirable" NGOs, calling it a "worrying step" that would stifle free speech.

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Senior Specialist within the Corporate Communications Group, European Police Office

Posted by Europol at 21 May 2015, 21:15 CET |
Filed under: Crime

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Specialist within the Corporate Communications Grou at the European Police Office (Europol).

Europe migrant terror threat overblown: experts

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 May 2015, 16:32 CET |

The arrest in Italy of a terror suspect posing as a boat migrant has fuelled nightmare scenarios of jihadist infiltration of Europe, but experts say the threat is overblown and attacks by homegrown extremists are more likely.

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Con man sentenced in absentia in France for million-euro hoax

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 May 2015, 04:00 CET |
Filed under: banking, crime, court, France

A con man who swindled dozens of French banks and businesses into giving him millions of euros by pretending to be their boss or a secret service agent, was sentenced in absentia to seven years in jail on Wednesday.

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Hungary's Orban angers EU over death penalty, migrants

Hungary's Orban angers EU over death penalty, migrants

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 May 2015, 23:45 CET |

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban angered EU lawmakers and officials Tuesday by insisting that Budapest had the right to debate closing the door to migrants and reintroducing the death penalty.

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