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31 October 2009, 00:21 CET

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EU consular protection rules

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 April 2015, 12:37 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Tourism

EU Member States have adopted - after three years of negotiations - the Directive on consular protection for European citizens living or travelling outside the EU. The agreement by the Council clarifies when and how EU citizens in distress in a country outside the EU have the right to receive assistance from other EU countries' embassies or consulates. The aim is to ease cooperation between consular authorities and strengthen European citizens' right to consular protection.

Legal Administrator, European Space Agency

Posted by ESA at 16 April 2015, 12:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Space

The European Space Agency has a vacancy in the Directorate of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services.

Lawyer (Course Director) in European Public Law, Academy of European Law

Posted by Stephanie Hoffmann at 16 April 2015, 00:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The Academy of European Law is looking for a Lawyer (Course Director) in European Public Law with an excellent knowledge of EU law and special expertise in European environmental law from 1 June 2015.c

Activists file Facebook class action suit in Austria

Activists file Facebook class action suit in Austria

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 April 2015, 23:20 CET |

An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches officially filed the suit in a Vienna court on Thursday.

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David v Goliath: Austrian activist to take on Facebook in court

David v Goliath: Austrian activist to take on Facebook in court

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 April 2015, 19:50 CET |

An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action suit against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches said ahead of the first hearing Thursday he hopes the case will eventually lead to an overhaul of a "Wild West" approach to data protection.

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Policy Advisor, Milieu Ltd

Posted by Milieu at 05 April 2015, 23:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Environment

Milieu Ltd has a vacancy for a Policy Advisor.

EU keeps Hamas on terror list despite court ruling

EU keeps Hamas on terror list despite court ruling

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 March 2015, 23:55 CET |

The European Union kept Hamas on its terrorism blacklist Friday despite a controversial court decision ordering Brussels to remove the Palestinian Islamist group from the register.

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March infringements package: main decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 March 2015, 22:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing several legal actions against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.

Bulgarian prison conditions prompt German extradition refusals

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 March 2015, 21:50 CET |
Filed under: rights, EU Law, Germany, prison, Bulgaria

German courts have declined to hand over inmates to Bulgaria due to concerns over dire prison conditions in the European Union's poorest country, authorities said Monday.

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Zagreb mayor forfeits EUR 2m bail

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 March 2015, 11:05 CET |
Filed under: court, Croatia, politics

Zagreb's mayor, being held on an abuse of power charge, has forfeited his record two-million-euro bail after allegedly interfering with the investigation against him, a court decided on Thursday.

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Europol unit to tackle Mediterranean people smugglers

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 March 2015, 16:50 CET |
Filed under: Headline3, police, migration, Europol

Continental police agency Europol on Tuesday launched a specialist unit to tackle rampant people smuggling across the Mediterranean, despite the increasingly chaotic situation in North Africa.

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EU criticises conviction of former Maldives president

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 March 2015, 11:52 CET |
Filed under: Maldives, politics, trial, sentence

The conviction of former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed "raises very serious questions" about the legal system in the Indian Ocean archipelago, the European Union said Saturday.

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Euro-MPs call for international probe into Nemtsov murder

Euro-MPs call for international probe into Nemtsov murder

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 March 2015, 13:25 CET |

The European Parliament on Thursday called for an independent international investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

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EU Parliament lifts immunity of MEP who is ex-Bulgarian premier

EU Parliament lifts immunity of MEP who is ex-Bulgarian premier

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 March 2015, 20:40 CET |
Filed under: justice, politics, parliament

The European Parliament on Wednesday lifted the immunity of member Sergei Stanishev, a former Bulgarian prime minister, to allow his country to prosecute him over allegedly losing secret documents.

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Dutch court nixes data storage law, says privacy breached

Dutch court nixes data storage law, says privacy breached

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 March 2015, 17:05 CET |

A Dutch court on Wednesday struck down a law requiring telecoms and Internet service providers to store their clients' private phone and email data, saying it breached European privacy rules.

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Transit truckers file suit against German minimum wage

Transit truckers file suit against German minimum wage

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 March 2015, 16:35 CET |
Filed under: court, Headline3, Germany, Transport

A number of trucking and haulage companies from Austria, Poland and Hungary are taking their case against Germany's national minimum wage to the country's highest court.

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Brazen French motorway heist nets EUR 9m jewellery haul

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 March 2015, 00:55 CET |
Filed under: crime, France

A group of "battle-hardened" armed thieves attacked two secure vans carrying jewels at a French motorway toll in the dead of night, making off with a haul worth some nine million euros, police said on Wednesday.

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EU fraud probe politically motivated: Le Pen

EU fraud probe politically motivated: Le Pen

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 March 2015, 16:35 CET |

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused opponents of "political manipulation" Tuesday after the European Parliament launched a fraud investigation into her National Front party.

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2015 EU Justice Scoreboard - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 March 2015, 00:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission released on 9 March the 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives an overview of the quality, independence and efficiency of the justice systems of Member States.

Expert Guide for law firms facing difficulty

Posted by Robert Moore at 09 March 2015, 23:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Finance

I am a very worried solicitor. Our legal practice is under growing pressure from all sides. How can you help us solve these problems, restructure and survive?

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