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When consumers have a problem with a trader regarding a product or service they bought, they can settle their dispute out-of-court through an Alternative ...
Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme
The European Union is establishing a greenhouse gas emission trading scheme for the cost-effective reduction of such emissions in the Community. This scheme ...
MEPs adopt a common position on delegated legislation
On Tuesday, the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee unanimously agreed its position on how the delegation of powers to the European Commission, ...
European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) - guide
The European Parliament and Council have today reached agreement on the European Citizens' Initiative, which will for the first time allow citizens to directly ...
MEPs suggest amendments to the Directive on falsified medicines
The European Parliament's Internal Market Committee published yesterday an Opinion suggesting improvements to the Directive on medicinal products, as regards ...
European Court protects honey from GM contamination
The European Court of Justice today upheld the rights of beekeepers and consumers to keep honey free from GM contamination.
German 2012 energy law involved state aid: EU Court
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 ...
Austria misrepresentation of government debt data
The European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council implementing decision on 22 February for Austria to pay a fine of EUR 29.8 million for the ...
Export of cultural goods
In order to ensure that EU exports of cultural goods are subject to uniform checks, this Regulation makes the presentation of an export licence compulsory for ...
Retailers and wholesalers warn of risks in collective redress proposal
Speaking today after the vote of the European Parliament JURI Committee report on collective redress, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren ...
Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court
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 ...
Based in Luxembourg, the European Court of Human Rights ensures compliance with EU law and rules on the interpretation and application of the treaties ...
EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment
An EU Member State cannot impose mandatory liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another state, the European Court of Justice affirms ...
The Case of Eva Michalakova - An Absurd Norwegian Decision
If the state takes away your children do not complain - a short summary of the twenty-nine-page decision of the Norwegian court in the case of Eva ...
In-House Lawyers: Time to Re-Think their Position
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently denied legal privilege for in-house lawyers advising on competition law throughout the European Union. This ...
Euro-MPs opt for clearer food labelling rules
The European Parliament's Environment Committee on Tuesday approved draft legislation on clearer and more informative new food labelling rules which require ...
EC acts against 12 Member States on implementation of EU rules
The European Commission has taken action against a total of 12 Member States on implementing EU Internal Market rules in the areas of acquisitions in the ...
Application of Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty
The new arrangements for applying the anti-trust procedures, which were introduced by Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003, are designed to ensure more effective ...
Improvements proposed for Europol
The European Commission has proposed to make the EU law enforcement Agency (Europol) more effective at collecting information, analysing it and sharing these ...
EU Court rules on Spanish use of rolling fixed-term contracts
The use of successive fixed-term contracts to cover permanent needs in the health care sector are contrary to EU law, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
EU financial interests can limit double jeopardy principle
The 'double jeopardy' principle may be limited to protect the financial interests of the EU and financial markets, but only in so far as necessary to meet ...
EU seeks high privacy standards in EU-US data protection agreement
The European Commission has adopted a draft mandate to negotiate a personal data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States when ...
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
The European Union has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Discussion on Female Genital ...
Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court
Banks lending in foreign currencies are under an obligation to provide sufficient information to enable a borrower to take prudent and well-informed decisions, ...
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 ...
Phone subscriber's data consent valid for all member states: EU Court
A telephone subscriber's consent to having their personal data published in one EU Member State makes it valid for another, the European Court of Justice ...
Action of armed forces in conflicts can be terrorist acts: EU Court
The actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflict, within the meaning of international humanitarian law, may constitute 'terrorist acts', rules the ...
EU to cooperate on fighting tax evasion
At a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council today, finance ministers adopted a draft EU directive on strenghtening mutual assistance between ...
CEA regrets ECJ judgement on use of gender in insurance pricing
The CEA, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, is deeply disappointed by today’s judgement by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that the ...
Infringements day at the EC
Wednesday was infringements day at the European Commission, a monthly occasion, when the Commission announces the various infringements proceedings it is ...
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