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31 October 2009, 00:21 CET

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

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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Project Lawyer in European Public Law, Academy of European Law

Posted by Stephanie Hoffmann at 21 July 2016, 17:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The Academy of European Law is looking for a Project Lawyer in European Public Law (f/m) with an excellent knowledge of EU law and with special expertise and/or professional experience in European institutional law, litigation before the CJEU and the ECtHR, European Human Rights law, disability law and fundamental rights.

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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Euro-MPs approve new powers for Europol

Euro-MPs approve new powers for Europol

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 May 2016, 21:20 CET |

New governance rules approved by Euro-MPs on Wednesday will enable the EU police agency Europol to step up efforts to fight terrorism, cybercrime and other criminal offences, as well as respond faster to threats.

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German 2012 energy law involved state aid: EU Court

German 2012 energy law involved state aid: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 May 2016, 16:44 CET |

The European Court of Justice's General Court confirmed Tuesday that a 2012 German law on renewable energy involved State aid, dismissing Germany's action against the Commission.

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