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ECB bonds purchase valid, says EU Court adviser

ECB bonds purchase valid, says EU Court adviser

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 October 2018, 23:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Germany, Finance

The decision of the European Central Bank to establish a programme for the purchase of government bonds on secondary markets is valid, in the Opinion of the top EU Court's Advocate-General.

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Infineon wins review of chip cartel fine at EU Court

Infineon wins review of chip cartel fine at EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 September 2018, 22:00 CET |

The EU's top Court ordered a review Thursday of a fine imposed on Infineon Technologies for taking part in a cartel in the smart card chip market to fine imposed, and dismissed an appeal lodged by Philips.

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

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 September 2018, 21:56 CET |
Filed under: Development, Social, Crime

The European Union and the United Nations announced on 27 September a EUR 50 million programme to end femicide in Latin America as part of the Spotlight Initiative, a partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial EUR 500 million.

Lawyer in General Law and Contract Law, European Patent Organisation

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 September 2018, 19:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Patent Organisation is currently looking for a lawyer to join Department "General Law and Contract Law".

EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence

EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 September 2018, 22:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Poland

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 new Polish Law on the Supreme Court.

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VAT fraud costs the EU EUR 50 billion a year

VAT fraud costs the EU EUR 50 billion a year

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 September 2018, 22:30 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, VAT, Crime

EU countries lost almost EUR 150 billion in VAT revenues in 2016, of which EUR 50 bn went to the benefit of criminals, according to a new study published Friday by the European Commission.

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Court upholds EU sanctions against Russian banks

Court upholds EU sanctions against Russian banks

Posted by EUbusiness at 13 September 2018, 17:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Finance, Russia

The General Court of the EU upheld Thursday restrictive measures taken by the EU Council against a number of Russian banks and oil and gas companies in connection with the crisis in Ukraine.

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State of the Union 2018: stronger anti-money laundering supervision

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 September 2018, 20:43 CET |
Filed under: Commission, Finance, Crime

In the 2018 'State of the Union' address to the European Parliament, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker proposed stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a 'stable banking and financial sector'.

Dismissal of Catholic doctor for remarriage discrimination: EU Court

Dismissal of Catholic doctor for remarriage discrimination: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 September 2018, 14:40 CET |

A Catholic hospital's dismissal of a doctor from a managerial position due to his remarriage after divorce may constitute unlawful discrimination on grounds of religion, the EU's top Court ruled Tuesday.

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EU steps up legal action against Poland over judicial independence

EU steps up legal action against Poland over judicial independence

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 August 2018, 21:43 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline, Poland

The European Commission took another step in its infringement procedure against Poland over the rule of law Tuesday, pursuing efforts to protect the independence of the Polish Supreme Court.

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EU takes legal action against Hungary over migrants

EU takes legal action against Hungary over migrants

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 July 2018, 23:39 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Migration, Hungary

The Commission has referred Hungary to the EU Court of Justice for non-compliance of asylum and return legislation with EU law, and sent a letter of formal notice concerning new Hungarian migrant legislation.

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July infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 July 2018, 22:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its July 2018 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.

Member States' compliance with EU law - Annual Report 2017

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 July 2018, 22:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission

The European Commission's Annual Report on monitoring the application of EU law sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2017. The online Single Market Scoreboard, also published on 12 July, and marking the 25th anniversary of the EU Single Market, shows that whilst most barriers to the free movement of persons, services, goods and capital are being eliminated, in some fields the situation is stalling or even worsening.

Court upholds EC decision on state aid to UK's Hinkley nuclear plant

Court upholds EC decision on state aid to UK's Hinkley nuclear plant

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 July 2018, 22:31 CET |

The EU's top Court upheld Thursday a Commission decision to approve aid provided by the UK in favour of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, dismissing an action brought by Austria.

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Jehovah's Witnesses must comply with data privacy law: EU Court

Jehovah's Witnesses must comply with data privacy law: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 July 2018, 23:35 CET |

The processing of personal data carried out by Jehovah's Witnesses during their door-to-door preaching must respect EU law on the protection of personal data, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday.

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EU anti money-laundering rules enter into force

EU anti money-laundering rules enter into force

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 July 2018, 14:50 CET |
Filed under: Terrorism, Headline2, Tax, Crime

New EU rules against money laundering, which entered into force Monday, introduce stricter transparency requirements on the real owners of companies and strengthen the fight against terrorist financing.

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EU Court upholds EUR 57m fine on bathroom cartel

EU Court upholds EUR 57m fine on bathroom cartel

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 July 2018, 18:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law - competition

The EU's General Court upheld Tuesday a fine of EUR 57 million imposed by the EU on Sanitec Europe and its subsidiaries in the context of the cartel on the bathroom fixtures and fittings market.

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EU launches legal action over Poland's Supreme Court changes

EU launches legal action over Poland's Supreme Court changes

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 July 2018, 00:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

The EU Commission launched an infringement procedure against Poland Monday over changes to Polish law on the Supreme Court, which it says undermines the principle of judicial independence.

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France.com cannot be registered as a trademark

France.com cannot be registered as a trademark

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 June 2018, 23:15 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, EU Law - IP, France

The French government succeeded Tuesday in its attempt to have the European Court of Justice outlaw an attempt by a French businessman to register the sign 'france.com' as an EU trademark.

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Malta breaking EU law on wild birds: EU Court

Malta breaking EU law on wild birds: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 June 2018, 18:55 CET |

Malta has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law in its adoption of a derogation regime to allow the trapping of seven species of wild birds, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.

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