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56,000 persons surrendered on European arrest warrant since 2005

56,000 persons surrendered on European arrest warrant since 2005

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 July 2020, 23:44 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, Crime

Since 2005, 185,575 European Arrest Warrants were issued and 56,298 executed, according to a report Thursday assessing the transposition of the European arrest warrant in 27 Member States and the UK.

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July 2020 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 July 2020, 17:33 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 97 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

EU reach provisional agreement on consumer class actions

EU reach provisional agreement on consumer class actions

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 June 2020, 17:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline, Consumer

New rules on collective redress, agreed Wednesday by EU states, will enable consumers to seek effective judicial protection collectively when traders’ infringements of EU laws deprive them of their rights.

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Director of Programmes, Academy of European Law Trier

Posted by Stephanie Hoffmann at 04 June 2020, 18:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The Academy of European Law Trier (ERA), leading partner of the European institutions and the legal professions in the field of continuing education in European law, are looking for a new Director of Programmes (m/f/d) and future Member of the Management Board.

MEPs demand data protection guarantees for fingerprint exchange with UK

MEPs demand data protection guarantees for fingerprint exchange with UK

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 May 2020, 00:17 CET |

The EU Council should not allow fingerprint data exchange between the UK and EU countries without guarantees on reciprocity and data protection in place, the European Parliament said on Thursday.

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May 2020 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 May 2020, 21:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 70 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

Brussels to clamp down further on dirty money

Brussels to clamp down further on dirty money

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 May 2020, 00:40 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, Finance, Crime

The EU Commission put forward Thursday a set of measures it wants to take over the next 12 months to better enforce and coordinate EU rules on combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Brussels takes legal action against Poland over judges' independence

Brussels takes legal action against Poland over judges' independence

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 April 2020, 00:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission, Poland, Headline2

The EU Commission launched legal action again Poland Wednesday over a new law which it says undermines the judicial independence of Polish judges and is incompatible with the primacy of EU law.

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Airlines must be transparent on VAT and credit card fees: EU Court

Airlines must be transparent on VAT and credit card fees: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 April 2020, 00:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, airlines

Air carriers must indicate, as soon as their price offers are published on the Internet, VAT charges on domestic flights as well as any fees charged for paying by credit card, the EU's top Court ruled Thursday.

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Three states failed to fulfil obligations on refugees, EU Court rules

Three states failed to fulfil obligations on refugees, EU Court rules

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 April 2020, 23:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, refugees

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic failed to fall in with an EU decision for a temporary mechanism to relocate their share of refugees from Greece and Italy, the EU's top Court ruled on Thursday.

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April 2020 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 April 2020, 22:58 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its April 2020 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.

Air passengers entitled to double re-routing compensation, rules EU top Court

Air passengers entitled to double re-routing compensation, rules EU top Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 March 2020, 22:54 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, airlines

Air passengers compensated for a flight cancellation, who agreed to travel on an alternative flight, are also entitled to be compensated for delay in the re-routed flight, the EU's top Court ruled on Thursday.

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February 2020 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 February 2020, 12:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its November 2019 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.

Brussels looks to strengthen IPR protection

Brussels looks to strengthen IPR protection

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 January 2020, 17:45 CET |

The EU Commission signalled its intention Thursday to crack down on intellectual property rights infringements, which it says cost European firms billions of euros in lost revenue and put jobs at risk.

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Airbnb does not need estate agent's licence, rules EU Court

Airbnb does not need estate agent's licence, rules EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 December 2019, 23:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

France cannot require Airbnb to hold an estate agent's licence as it did not notify the EU Commission of that requirement in accordance with the EU's e-commerce directive, the EU's top Court ruled on Thursday.

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November 2019 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 November 2019, 18:13 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its November 2019 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.

EU acts against UK for not nominating Commissioner

EU acts against UK for not nominating Commissioner

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 November 2019, 23:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission, Headline2, UK

The European Commission sent a letter of formal notice to the United Kingdom Thursday for breaching its EU Treaty obligations by not suggesting a candidate for the post of EU Commissioner.

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Products from Israeli settlements must be labelled as such: EU top Court

Products from Israeli settlements must be labelled as such: EU top Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 November 2019, 23:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Israel, Headline2, Trade

Foodstuffs originating in Israel's occupied territories must bear the indication of their territory of origin, the EU's top Court ruled on Tuesday, and be labelled if originating from an Israeli settlement.

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Poland's judicial reform broke EU law: EU top Court

Poland's judicial reform broke EU law: EU top Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 November 2019, 17:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

Changes to Polish law lowering the retirement age of ordinary court judges, and setting a different retirement age depending on their gender, are contrary to EU law, the EU's top Court ruled on Tuesday.

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Report assessing consistency of approaches in the identification of operators of essential services

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 October 2019, 18:40 CET |
Filed under: Internet, Crime

Under EU Directive 2016/1148 on Security of Network and Information Systems (the "NIS Directive"), identified operators of essential services will have to take appropriate security measures and to notify serious cyber incidents to the relevant national authority. The report published on 28 October 2019 provides an overview of how Member States have identified operators of essential services who have to put in place cyber-security measures and report major cyber-incidents due to their importance for the economy and society.

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