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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 ... last modified 28 March 2017, 23:07 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 10 December 2009, 16:41 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Rubik's Cube loses its EU trademark
The EU Court confirmed Thursday cancellation of the EU trade mark consisting of the shape of the ‘Rubik’s Cube’, saying the shape was a consequence of a ... last modified 24 October 2019, 22:45 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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, ... last modified 26 March 2010, 12:44 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 15 December 2010, 23:23 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 07 April 2010, 09:58 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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. last modified 06 September 2011, 23:50 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 10 May 2016, 16:44 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 23 February 2017, 13:37 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 10 December 2009, 16:45 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 06 December 2018, 15:53 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 20 October 2016, 18:41 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU takes next step over judicial reforms in Poland
The EU Commission took the next step in an ongoing infringement procedure against Poland Wednesday, sending a 'reasoned opinion' regarding a new disciplinary ... last modified 18 July 2019, 15:39 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Based in Luxembourg, the European Court of Human Rights ensures compliance with EU law and rules on the interpretation and application of the treaties ... last modified 30 April 2013, 13:42 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 26 October 2017, 00:12 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
April 2020 infringements package: key decisions
In its April 2020 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply ... last modified 02 April 2020, 22:58 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
A big step closer to group actions anywhere in the EU
The European Parliament has confirmed in a plenary vote today that it wants citizens in all EU countries to be able to go to court as a group if a company has ... last modified 26 March 2019, 14:09 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 07 July 2016, 17:30 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 03 May 2011, 23:25 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 17 March 2010, 13:21 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 18 March 2010, 22:35 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 03 December 2009, 16:20 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 27 March 2013, 15:22 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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. last modified 14 September 2016, 23:27 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Class actions in Europe move a step closer
The EU Council adopted its position at first reading Wednesday on a draft directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of ... last modified 05 November 2020, 22:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 21 March 2018, 23:18 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 26 May 2010, 23:35 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 06 February 2017, 17:43 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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, ... last modified 21 September 2017, 22:42 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
CETA investor dispute system 'compatible with EU law'
The investment dispute mechanism of the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA) is compatible with EU law, an advocate-general of the EU Court ... last modified 30 January 2019, 21:05 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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