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30 October 2009, 23:21 CET

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

Court confirms Toshiba, Panasonic fine for cathode ray tubes cartel

Court confirms Toshiba, Panasonic fine for cathode ray tubes cartel

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2017, 13:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law - competition

Europe's top Court confirmed Wednesday a fine of EUR 82 million imposed jointly and severally on Toshiba and Panasonic for their part in a cartel on the market for tubes for television sets.

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New debt recovery rules enter into force

New debt recovery rules enter into force

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 January 2017, 23:49 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, SMEs, Finance

Businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be able to benefit from new EU rules to recover debt from debtors in other EU countries which came into force on Wednesday.

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European Account Preservation Order - faster, cheaper and more efficient debt recovery

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 January 2017, 23:41 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, SMEs, Finance

Around 1 million smaller business (SMEs) in the EU face problems with cross-border debts. This is about EUR 600 million lost every year for these small companies.

EU Court confirms EUR 60m phosphates cartel fine

EU Court confirms EUR 60m phosphates cartel fine

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 January 2017, 22:20 CET |

The EU Court of Justice confirmed Thursday a European Commission fine of nearly EUR 60 million imposed on the Roullier group for sharing the phosphate market for animal feed for more than 30 years.

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EC toughens measures against terrorist financing

EC toughens measures against terrorist financing

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 December 2016, 00:54 CET |
Filed under: Headline, Terrorism, Finance, Crime

The European Commission adopted a package of measures on Wednesday designed to strengthen the EU's capacity to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime.

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Nestle fingers burnt in EU Kit Kat case

Nestle fingers burnt in EU Kit Kat case

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 December 2016, 11:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

Nestlé's application to register the three-dimensional shape of 'Kit Kat 4 fingers' as an EU trade mark has been declared invalid by the General Court of the European Court of Justice.

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EU takes action against UK and Germany over dieselgate

EU takes action against UK and Germany over dieselgate

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 December 2016, 21:45 CET |

The European Commission announced Thursday that it is to open infringement procedures against the 7 EU Member States for their handling of the dieselgate scandal.

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December 2016 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 December 2016, 15:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its December 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.

Commission, Germany agree road toll compromise

Commission, Germany agree road toll compromise

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 December 2016, 23:25 CET |

The European Commission and Germany finally reached agreement Thursday on a solution to end a long-running legal dispute over the planned introduction of a road charge for passenger cars in Germany.

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EU-U.S. Data Protection "Umbrella Agreement" - questions & answers

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 December 2016, 14:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, USA, Data protection

The EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement", given the green light by the European Parliament on 1 December, puts in place a comprehensive high-level data protection framework for EU-US law enforcement cooperation.

Public has a right to information on pesticide dangers, rules EU Court

Public has a right to information on pesticide dangers, rules EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 November 2016, 13:20 CET |

Safety tests conducted by the chemical industry and used by regulators to assess the dangers of pesticides must be disclosed, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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November 2016 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 November 2016, 15:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its November 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.

French practice on out-of-print books against copyright directive: EU Court

French practice on out-of-print books against copyright directive: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 November 2016, 00:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Media, Headline2

The EU's copyright directive protects the rights of authors against exploitation through the digital reproduction of out-of-print books, the eU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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Bank lender can be penalised for not including all information: EU Court

Bank lender can be penalised for not including all information: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 November 2016, 00:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Consumer, Finance

Failure by a lender to include essential information in its credit agreement with a consumer could deprive the lender of entitlement to interest and charges, the EU's top court has ruled.

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Hungarian ad tax 'breaches EU State aid rules'

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 November 2016, 15:45 CET |

The Hungarian advertisement tax is in breach of EU State aid rules, the European Commission has found, because its progressive tax rates grant a selective advantage to certain companies.

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France Télécom loses pensions appeal at EU Court

France Télécom loses pensions appeal at EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 October 2016, 14:25 CET |

The EU Court of Justice rejected Wednesday an appeal by France Télécom against a European Commission decision over the company's financing of reform of pensions for its civil servants.

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EU Court advisor upholds Intel appeal against record EU fine

EU Court advisor upholds Intel appeal against record EU fine

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 October 2016, 19:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Competition

Intel's appeal against the imposition by the EU of a EUR 1.06 billion fine for abuse of its dominant position should be referred back to the European Court of Justice, its Advocate General said on Thursday.

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Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court

Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 October 2016, 18:41 CET |

A website operator can store certain personal data relating to visitors of the site if it helps to identify the visitor and also to protect itself against cyber attacks, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday.

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Only original software can be resold, rules top EU court

Only original software can be resold, rules top EU court

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 October 2016, 22:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Media, Headline2, Internet

The owner of a computer program with an unlimited user licence is entitled to resell the original, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday, but not a back-up copy if the original is not available.

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