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Commission not entitled to relax car emission limits: EU Court

Commission not entitled to relax car emission limits: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 13 December 2018, 21:58 CET |

The EU's General Court upheld actions brought by the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid Thursday, and annulled in part a Commission attempt to relax oxides of nitrogen emission limits for car tests.

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Ministers agree update to EU rules on protecting children in cross-border family disputes

Ministers agree update to EU rules on protecting children in cross-border family disputes

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 December 2018, 00:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Social

EU Justice Ministers have reached a political agreement on a proposal to update the rules that protect children in cross-border family proceedings, including international child abduction.

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Company law rules updated for digital era

Company law rules updated for digital era

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 December 2018, 22:47 CET |

EU states agreed Wednesday to modernise company law rules with a view to facilitating the use of digital tools and online processes in a company's contacts with public authorities throughout its lifecycle.

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Energy Lawyer / Law and Policy Advisor, ClientEarth

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 December 2018, 15:55 CET |
Filed under: Energy, EU Law-environment

ClientEarth are looking to recruit an Energy Lawyer / Law and Policy Advisor.

UK can unilaterally abandon Brexit: EU Court

UK can unilaterally abandon Brexit: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 December 2018, 14:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Brexit, Headline2, Britain

Article 50 of the EU Treaty does allow the unilateral revocation by Britain of its notification of intention to withdraw from the EU, the advocate-general of the EU's top Court said in an Opinion Tuesday.

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Elimination of violence against women

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 November 2018, 15:55 CET |

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. The European Union has put substantial actions in place to ensure violence against girls and women is ended once and for all.

British expats' case against Brexit dismissed by EU Court

British expats' case against Brexit dismissed by EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 November 2018, 23:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Brexit, Headline2, Britain

An attempt by a group of thirteen Britons living in other EU countries to annul the European Council's decision to open negotiations on Brexit was dismissed Monday by the European Court of Justice.

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UK capacity market suspended after EU Court ruling

UK capacity market suspended after EU Court ruling

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 November 2018, 20:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Energy, Headline2, UK

The capacity scheme to guarantee security of supply for the UK's electricity market is suspended following the EU's General Court ruling to annul a Commission decision not to raise objections to it.

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EC requests Maltese anti-money laundering watchdog to step up supervision of banks

EC requests Maltese anti-money laundering watchdog to step up supervision of banks

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 November 2018, 00:25 CET |
Filed under: Finance, Malta, Crime

The EU Commission requested the Maltese anti-money laundering supervisor Thursday to take additional measures to fully comply with its obligations under the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

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November infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 November 2018, 18:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its November 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.

Patent applications for self-driving vehicles surge in Europe: study

Patent applications for self-driving vehicles surge in Europe: study

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 November 2018, 18:31 CET |

Innovation in self-driving vehicles (SDVs) is accelerating fast and could signal the coming of a transport revolution, according to a new study published Tuesday by the European Patent Office (EPO).

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Ballerina wins contract case at EU's top Court

Ballerina wins contract case at EU's top Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 October 2018, 23:30 CET |

An Italian ballerina won her case at the EU Court of Justice Thursday when it ruled that workers in the opera and orchestral sectors cannot be excluded from protection against abuse of fixed-term employment contracts.

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Brussels withdraws Court action against Ireland over illegal aid to Apple

Brussels withdraws Court action against Ireland over illegal aid to Apple

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 October 2018, 00:35 CET |

Following the confirmation by Ireland that the full recovery of the illegal State aid granted to Apple has been finalised, the EU Commission decided Thursday to withdraw its Court action against Ireland.

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Family cop-out no excuse for copyright infringement: EU Court

Family cop-out no excuse for copyright infringement: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 October 2018, 18:11 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Internet

Blaming another family member for illegal file-sharing does not exonerate the owner of an internet connection used for copyright infringements through file-sharing, the EU Court ruled on Thursday.

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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.

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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