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30 October 2009, 23:21 CET

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December infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 December 2017, 17:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its December 2017 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.

UK's refusal of transgender pension unlawful: EU Court

UK's refusal of transgender pension unlawful: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 December 2017, 22:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Social

A requirement for a transgender person to be unmarried in order to qualify for a state retirement pension is unlawful, according to the Opinion of the Advocate-General of the EU's top Court given Tuesday.

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EU Court rules in favour of worker's right to paid leave

EU Court rules in favour of worker's right to paid leave

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 November 2017, 22:55 CET |

The EU's top court ruled Wednesday that a worker is still entitled to accumulated paid leave even if an employer has not put him in a position to exercise his right to paid annual leave.

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Brussels acts to protect Europe's know-how

Brussels acts to protect Europe's know-how

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 November 2017, 20:35 CET |

Europe's smaller companies will be encouraged to invest in innovation and creativity, under EU Commission plans presented Wednesday to strengthen protection of intellectual property rights.

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Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 November 2017, 20:25 CET |

The European Commission presented on 29 November 2017 measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.

Legal Counsel, Council of Europe Development Bank

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 November 2017, 12:50 CET |
Filed under: Development, Banking, EU Law

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has a vacancy for a Legal Counsel.

Illegal Bialowieza logging could cost Poland EUR 100,000 a day

Illegal Bialowieza logging could cost Poland EUR 100,000 a day

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 November 2017, 23:15 CET |

Poland will have to pay a EUR 100,000 penalty per day if it continues banned logging activities in the EU-protected Bialowieza Forest, one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe, the EU's top court has ruled.

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EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law

EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 November 2017, 23:29 CET |

Poland is at "clear risk of a serious breach" of European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, MEPs said on Wednesday, warning of possible suspension of Poland's EU voting rights.

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Privacy activist can sue Facebook, but no class action: EU Court

Privacy activist can sue Facebook, but no class action: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 November 2017, 22:54 CET |

Austrian privacy activist Maximilian Schrems can sue Facebook Ireland before the Austrian Courts with respect to the private use of his Facebook account, an EU Court advisor said Wednesday.

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Weekly rest period allows for flexibility, rules EU Court

Weekly rest period allows for flexibility, rules EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 November 2017, 21:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law - employment

A worker's weekly rest period can be granted on any day during each seven-day period, and does not necessarily have to be granted the day following six consecutive working days, the EU Court ruled Thursday.

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No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court

No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 October 2017, 22:56 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Culture, Headline2, Sport

Bridge is not a 'sport' and cannot be exempt from the EU's VAT Directive, the European Court of Justice court ruled Thursday, though it does come under the concept of 'cultural services'.

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EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment

EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 October 2017, 00:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2, SMEs

An EU Member State cannot impose mandatory liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another state, the European Court of Justice affirms in a ruling upholding freedom of establishment under EU law.

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Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court

Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 October 2017, 23:10 CET |

A Greek law laying down a minimum height requirement irrespective of sex, as a criterion for admission to a police school, may discriminate against women, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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Anti-terrorism package

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 October 2017, 17:00 CET |
Filed under: Terrorism, Crime

The European Commission reports regularly on progress made towards creating an effective and genuine Security Union and is today presenting its 11th Progress Report, setting out a package of operational and practical anti-terrorism measures to be rolled out over the next 16 months.

EU green light for new rules to resolve tax disputes

EU green light for new rules to resolve tax disputes

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 October 2017, 16:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Taxation, SMEs

EU finance ministers gave their green light Tuesday to a new system for resolving resolve tax disputes between Member States, including over double taxation, seen as a major obstacle for businesses.

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October 2017 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 October 2017, 00:04 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its October 2017 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.

Brussels takes legal action against Ireland over Apple taxes

Brussels takes legal action against Ireland over Apple taxes

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 October 2017, 23:35 CET |

The EU Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal State aid worth up to EUR 13 billion, as required by an earlier Commission decision.

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Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court

Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 September 2017, 22:42 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Banking, Headline2

Banks lending in foreign currencies are under an obligation to provide sufficient information to enable a borrower to take prudent and well-informed decisions, the EU's top Court ruled Wednesday.

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EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 September 2017, 20:35 CET |

The European Union and the United Nations have launched a new partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial dedicated financial envelope of EUR 500 million.

Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency

Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 September 2017, 20:45 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, Internet, Crime

The European Union proposed Tuesday a set of measures to step up its cybersecurity capacity, including a cyber-safety scheme and other tools to ensure Europe is better equipped to deal with cyber-attacks.

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