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31 October 2009, 00:21 CET

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

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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Economic Officer, European Free Trade Association

Posted by EFTA at 21 June 2016, 23:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Trade

The European Free Trade Association has a vacancy for a Legal Officer in the Goods Division.

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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April infringements' package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 April 2016, 12:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission

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. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas (see Annex I and II), aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission (including, 2 letters of formal notice, 35 reasoned opinions and 6 referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union) are presented below and grouped by policy area.

EU trade mark applications continue upward rise

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 April 2016, 16:05 CET |

Applications for European Union trade marks continued their upward rise in 2015, with Germany leading the way from the Member States, and Paris from the regions. Almost 90,000 EU trade mark applications were received from the Member States in 2015.

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Public confidence in judicial independence found wanting in several EU Member States

Public confidence in judicial independence found wanting in several EU Member States

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 April 2016, 12:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

The independence of the judicial systems of EU Member States came under scrutiny on Monday with the EU's 2016 Justice Scoreboard showing persistently low levels of public trust in some countries.

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France tries to take EUR 50m bite out of Apple: report

France tries to take EUR 50m bite out of Apple: report

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 April 2016, 19:00 CET |
Filed under: court, Apple, telecom, France, Headline3

French authorities are seeking nearly 50 million euros from Apple for unfair trade practices against mobile operators, BFMTV reported on Tuesday.

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