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EC collective redress proposal fails to follow its own recommendations against potential abuse
Insurance Europe is concerned about the implications of the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the ...
Top European Court confirms crucial legal protections for WiFi hotspot operators
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has today rightly confirmed that public WiFi hotspots do indeed benefit from the liability protections that have been ...
Online gambling: Court rejects non-transparent licensing regimes and prohibits enforcement measures
Today, the CJEU manifestly ruled that enforcement actions against EU licensed operators unlawfully excluded from national licensing processes are prohibited ...
MUP court ruling a sad day for the internal market
spiritsEUROPE regrets the UK Supreme Court ruling on MUP, which will distort competition by preventing efficient low-cost producers of alcoholic drinks in ...
In public WiFi case, European Court of Justice takes significant step forward for the information society
The European Court of Justice took a significant step forward on 16 March in strengthening the legislative infrastructure that underpins the European ...
"Internal market test" needed for new EU legislation, say MEPs
The EU's internal market was put under scrutiny today, 9 March, when Members of the European Parliament debated a series of reports in their plenary session in ...
CAP reform must benefit society as a whole, say MEPs
EU plans to reform the much-maligned Common Agricultural Policy must be shaped with the help and backing of EU citizens, say MEPs, to ensure that the post-2013 ...
McDonald's wins Mac trade mark dispute at EU Court
The EU Court ruled Monday that the repute of McDonald’s trade marks makes it possible to prevent registration of trade marks which combine the prefix 'Mac' or ...
Protection of video game users
Strong growth in the European video game market and the development of new media has increased the risk that consumers will be exposed to illegal or harmful ...
Ritual slaughter can only take place in approved abattoirs: EU Court
The European Court of Justice confirmed Tuesday that ritual slaughter without stunning may take place only in an approved slaughterhouse, in a case referred by ...
SMEs say no to collective redress, but react positively on antitrust damage proposal
UEAPME stresses that there is no need for a collective redress system, but welcomes the proposal that antitrust damages should be ruled at national level.
Google 'right to be forgotten' applies only in EU, suggests EU Court
Google and other search engine operators need to guarantee the 'right to be forgotten' to users inside the European Union but not to users globally, the EU's ...
Commission action makes setting up business in Ireland easier
Following changes to Irish legislation that remove obstacles to setting up a business in Ireland, the European Commission has closed its infringement case.
What Does Sweden's Casino Licensing Shake Up Mean?
As from the 1th of January this year, Sweden will see a completely new gambling landscape. A historic policy shift towards casinos and gambling in general. ...
Commission to ease bottlenecks to financing of smaller businesses
To address the difficult financing situation of SMEs, EU Commissioners proposed today to upgrade the SME Finance Forum into a high-level dialogue between ...
EU green light for new rules to resolve tax disputes
EU finance ministers gave their green light Tuesday to a new system for resolving resolve tax disputes between Member States, including over double taxation, ...
New EU organic logo comes into force on 1 July
New EU rules on organic food labelling including the requirement to display the new EU organic logo, enter into force on 1 July, 2010. The so-called ...
EU consults on implementation of Services Directive
The European Commission is inviting interested parties to share their views on those aspects of national legislation which are being discussed by EU Member ...
EU to increase investor protection in EU investment fund market
The European Commission has today completed a programme of improvements to the EU framework for investment funds. The new rules better empower investors by ...
EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew
The European Court of Justice ruled against Ryanair Thursday in its battle to consider its cabin crew as Irish under Irish law in a case of air crew against ...
EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law
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 ...
Non-EU nationals entitled to social benefits: EU Court
A non-EU national holding a single work permit in a Member State enjoys, as a general rule, the social security benefits provided for that state's nationals, ...
EU Court backs UK limits on child benefits
The UK can require recipients of child benefit and child tax credit to have a right of residence in Britain, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday.
EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence
The European Commission referred Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU Monday due to the violations of the principle of judicial independence created by a ...
EU Court dismisses challenge to migrant quota scheme
The EU Court of Justice dismissed Wednesday cases brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the European Union's provisional mechanism for the mandatory ...
Compensation to crime victims
The aim of Council Directive 2004/80/EC is to set up a system of cooperation to facilitate access to compensation for victims of crimes in cross-border ...
How to Preserve Trust in Anti-trust
Let it be known: yesterday was European Competition Day. With a one-day conference in Stockholm, hosted by the Swedish EU Presidency, the European Commission ...
Transboundary movement of genetically modified organisms
This EU Regulation aims to implement the provisions of the Cartagena Protocol on preventing biotechnological risks. The aim of the Protocol is to ensure an ...
Energy Infrastructure
The European Union finances electricity and gas transmission infrastructure projects of European interest. A yearly budget of about EUR 25 million is spent ...
EU trade mark applications continue upward rise
Applications for European Union trade marks continued their upward rise in 2015, with Germany leading the way from the Member States, and Paris from the ...
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