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30 October 2009, 23:21 CET

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

EU Parliament urges Serbia to crack down on war crimes suspect

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 November 2014, 18:55 CET |

The European Parliament on Thursday urged Belgrade, a candidate for EU membership, to crack down on Serb ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj who was released by a UN war crimes court for cancer treatment.

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EU takes France to task over protest death dam

EU takes France to task over protest death dam

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 November 2014, 23:10 CET |
Filed under: environment, court, Headline4, France

The European Commission launched legal action against France on Wednesday over a controversial dam project that saw a young protester killed by a police grenade last month.

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Euro police arrest Vietnamese people 'smuggling gang'

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 November 2014, 06:45 CET |

European police have arrested more than two dozen alleged people smugglers in six different countries in a probe into illegal immigration of Vietnamese citizens, Europol said on Thursday.

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EU rejects Britain bonus cap challenge

EU rejects Britain bonus cap challenge

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 November 2014, 23:50 CET |

The top EU court's advisor on Thursday rejected Britain's legal challenges to a cap on banking bonuses, forcing Prime Minister David Cameron's government into an embarrassing U-turn.

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EU court says Britain must cut air pollution

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 November 2014, 23:15 CET |

Britain must take action in as "short as possible" a time to cut air pollution in line with European standards, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday.

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Top EU court rules against 'welfare tourism'

Top EU court rules against 'welfare tourism'

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 November 2014, 23:55 CET |

The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that member states do not have to pay welfare to EU citizens coming solely to claim benefits, offering some welcome relief to governments under fire from anti-EU parties on immigration.

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British lawmakers back EU justice measures after row

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 November 2014, 09:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, politics, Britain

British Prime Minister David Cameron's government won a bid to sign up to EU justice measures after a bruising and dramatic row in parliament on Monday.

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EU names Frenchman to probe Kosovo corruption charges

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 November 2014, 17:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline3, Kosovo

EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini has appointed a 72-year-old Frenchman to investigate allegations of corruption at the European Union's justice mission in Kosovo.

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Cameron faces backbench rebels on European arrest warrant

Cameron faces backbench rebels on European arrest warrant

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 November 2014, 12:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Britain, politics

Dozens of eurosceptic members of parliament from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party were set to vote against Britain joining the European Arrest Warrant system on Monday although the motion is expected to be approved.

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Global law enforcement strikes deep into 'Dark Web'

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 November 2014, 21:02 CET |
Filed under: US, IT, Internet, crime, update

A global crackdown has shut down dozens of online "dark markets" selling illegal goods and services and masking their identities using the Tor encryption network, officials said Friday.

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Syrian central banker can visit France despite sanctions: EU court

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 November 2014, 11:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Syria, Headline3, sanctions

The governor of the Central Bank of Syria can travel to France to visit family even though he is on the European Union's sanctions list, a top EU court found Wednesday.

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EU to name expert to review Kosovo mission corruption charges

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 November 2014, 19:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission, Kosovo

EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Tuesday she will appoint an independent legal expert to review allegations of corruption at the European Union's justice mission in Kosovo.

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Deputy Director, European Union law enforcement agency

Posted by Europol at 02 November 2014, 21:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Netherlands

Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, is looking to recruit a Deputy Director.

Cyprus court ruling opens way for bailout funds

Posted by EUbusiness at 31 October 2014, 23:35 CET |
Filed under: banking, court, Cyprus, economy

The Cypriot supreme court ruled as unconstitutional Friday four bills on bank foreclosures whose passage by parliament prompted international lenders to halt payments on the country's 10-billion-euro ($12.7-billion) bailout.

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EU vows 'thorough probe' of bribery claims in Kosovo mission

EU vows 'thorough probe' of bribery claims in Kosovo mission

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 October 2014, 23:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline3, Kosovo

The head of the European Union's justice mission in Kosovo on Thursday said he took "very seriously" allegations that some top officials had taken bribes to drop criminal cases and vowed a thorough investigation.

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80 countries join fight to end banking secrecy

80 countries join fight to end banking secrecy

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 October 2014, 23:55 CET |
Filed under: fraud, tax, budget, OECD, Germany, Headline2

More than 80 countries signed up to a deal that could help end banking secrecy Wednesday in what the sponsors hope will be a major step in the global battle against tax evasion and fraud.

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Tax summit in Berlin aims to say goodbye to banking secrecy

Tax summit in Berlin aims to say goodbye to banking secrecy

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 October 2014, 11:45 CET |

The finance ministers of around 50 countries meet in Berlin on Wednesday to sign a deal they hope will put an end to banking secrecy and aid the worldwide fight against tax fraud and evasion.

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'Naked Rambler' case doesn't stand up in court

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 October 2014, 17:30 CET |
Filed under: Britain, court, Headline4, rights

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the case brought by Britain's "Naked Rambler", saying his freedoms had not been transgressed by his multiple convictions for nudity.

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Russian banks take EU to court over sanctions

Russian banks take EU to court over sanctions

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 October 2014, 16:20 CET |

Three of Russia's biggest lenders said Friday that they are taking the EU to court over sanctions imposed on them as part of measures aimed at forcing Moscow's cooperation in the Ukraine crisis.

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Ex-IMF head pays EUR 3m bond in Spain scandal: source

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 October 2014, 14:55 CET |
Filed under: banking, corruption, Spain, crime

Ex-IMF head Rodrigo Rato paid a three-million-euro court bond Wednesday over allegations of lavish spending on company expenses while he was an executive at a bailed-out bank, a judicial source said.

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