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30 October 2009, 23:21 CET

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

Thailand says 100 held in trafficking blitz on seafood industry

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 February 2016, 13:02 CET |

Thai police said Monday over 100 people have been arrested in a crackdown on human trafficking since the European Union threatened to boycott the country's multi-billion dollar fishing industry over the issue.

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EU, US in 'intense negotiations' over data transfer deal

EU, US in 'intense negotiations' over data transfer deal

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 January 2016, 18:30 CET |
Filed under: court, US, Facebook, Internet, Headline1

The EU said Friday it was in "intense negotiations" with the United States in a bid to strike a new deal on personal data transfers within days.

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Senior Legal Adviser, EFTA Secretariat

Posted by EFTA at 28 January 2016, 22:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Trade

The Secretary-General’s Office of the EFTA Secretariat is looking to recruit a Senior Legal Adviser.

Head of Legal Services, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Posted by EMBL at 28 January 2016, 21:50 CET |

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is looking to recruit a Head of Legal Services.

EU court throws out sanctions against five Ukraine old guard

EU court throws out sanctions against five Ukraine old guard

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 January 2016, 16:10 CET |

An EU court on Thursday annulled European Union sanctions against five Ukrainians, including two former prime ministers, because the bloc had wrongly found them at fault over embezzling state funds.

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EU warns Bulgaria, Romania over corruption, judiciary

EU warns Bulgaria, Romania over corruption, judiciary

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 January 2016, 14:10 CET |

The EU on Wednesday warned Bulgaria and Romania they must do much more to combat crime, corruption and weak judicial systems amid growing criticism they are failing to meet reform commitments.

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Bulgaria's ruling coalition seeks to oust top judicial body

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 January 2016, 22:47 CET |
Filed under: Bulgaria, judiciary

Bulgaria's ruling right-wing coalition Tuesday made an unprecedented demand for the resignation of the country's top judiciary body after a series of scandals.

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Trading partners press Bulgaria over rule of law

Trading partners press Bulgaria over rule of law

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 January 2016, 14:45 CET |
Filed under: Headline3, judiciary, Bulgaria

Bulgaria came under fire from its trading partners Monday over its failure to strengthen the rule of law, two days before an EU report expected to be highly critical of the lack of reforms.

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IS planning for 'large-scale' attacks on Europe: Europol

IS planning for 'large-scale' attacks on Europe: Europol

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 January 2016, 23:00 CET |

The Islamic State group has honed the ability to launch global attacks and is set to focus more on Europe following the Paris massacre, the chief of the EU police agency Europol said Monday.

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Turkey arrests six, including gendarme, for people smuggling

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 January 2016, 18:07 CET |
Filed under: Europe, migrants, Turkey, crime, migration

A court in Turkey's western region of Izmir placed under arrest six people on charges of trafficking migrants seeking to cross the Aegean to the European Union, including a sergeant in the Turkish gendarmerie, reports said Saturday.

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Legal and Executive Affairs Officer, EFTA Surveillance Authority

Posted by ESA at 23 January 2016, 12:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Trade

The EFTA Surveillance Authority has a vacancy for a Legal and Executive Affairs Officer.

Legal Officer - HR, European Stability Mechanism

Posted by ESM at 23 January 2016, 11:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Finance

The European Stability Mechanism in Luxembourg is seeking a junior lawyer with particular expertise and experience in employment law.

Drop in euro forgeries in second half of 2015: ECB

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 January 2016, 11:07 CET |
Filed under: ECB, fraud, euro, counterfeit, currency

The number of counterfeit euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation decreased in the second half of 2015, the European Central Bank said on Friday.

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Sanction Chinese state media: advocacy group

Sanction Chinese state media: advocacy group

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 January 2016, 06:25 CET |
Filed under: rights, media, Sweden, China, Headline3, law

The European Union should impose sanctions on Chinese state media, a journalism advocacy group said Thursday, denouncing broadcasts and reports of "forced confessions" by detainees.

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EU has 'deep concerns' about China's detention of Europeans

EU has 'deep concerns' about China's detention of Europeans

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 January 2016, 14:45 CET |
Filed under: Headline3, law, China, rights

The European Union's ambassador to China said Wednesday it was "deeply concerned" about Beijing's detention of EU citizens, hours after state media broadcast the purported confession of a Swedish activist held by authorities.

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Upgrade of European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS)

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2016, 23:40 CET |
Filed under: Crime

The European Commission proposed on 19 January to facilitate the exchange of criminal records of non-EU citizens in the EU by upgrading the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS).

Danish nightclub bars migrants over language requirements

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2016, 20:57 CET |
Filed under: migrants, Denmark, women, crime

A Danish nightclub has been accused of discrimination over its language requirements for entry by asylum seekers, prompting fears more establishments could follow suit amid a spate of reports of sexual harassment.

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'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2016, 15:45 CET |
Filed under: migrants, FOCUS, crime, Germany, Norway, women

"She kissed him -- it's an invitation to have sex." The asylum seeker's answer hangs in the air. The instructor's smile falters, and an explanation is required.

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US, EU warned of huge fallout if no data protection deal by January 31

US, EU warned of huge fallout if no data protection deal by January 31

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 January 2016, 23:50 CET |
Filed under: court, US, Facebook, Internet, Headline4

The top US and European trade groups have warned their leaders of enormous fallout for businesses and customers if the two sides fail to reach a new deal on data transfers by end January.

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