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31 October 2009, 00:21 CET

Latest business news about EU law, legal issues and the European Court of Justice

EU pharma waiver to boost generic drugs exports

EU pharma waiver to boost generic drugs exports

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 May 2018, 23:20 CET |

The EU Commission proposed Monday to adjust intellectual property rules to help Europe's pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU.

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Brussels takes legal action against 7 states over air quality

Brussels takes legal action against 7 states over air quality

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 May 2018, 21:10 CET |

The EU Commission took legal action to improve air quality in Europe Thursday, stepping up its enforcement against 7 EU Member States for breaching EU rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars.

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May 2018 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 May 2018, 17:49 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its May 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.

Messi can register 'MESSI' trademark says EU Court

Messi can register 'MESSI' trademark says EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 April 2018, 13:15 CET |

Lionel Messi, the world's best-paid footballer, can register the trademark 'MESSI' for sports equipment and clothing, the EU's top Court ruled Thursday despite a Spanish company's 'MASSI' trademark.

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New Company Law Rules

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 April 2018, 20:13 CET |

The European Commission proposed on 25 April new company law rules with a view to making it easier for companies to merge, divide or move within the EU Single Market.

New EU rules to help companies grow and merge in single market

New EU rules to help companies grow and merge in single market

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 April 2018, 20:35 CET |

EU companies should find it easier to merge, divide or move within the single market and to digitalise setting-up and running a business, under new company law rules outlined Wednesday by Brussels.

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Whistleblower protection

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 April 2018, 20:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission proposed on 23 April a new law to strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.

Whistleblowers to be protected by EU law

Whistleblowers to be protected by EU law

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 April 2018, 20:55 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, EU Law - company

In the wake of the Dieselgate, Luxleaks, Panama Papers and recently the Cambridge Analytica revelations, the EU Commission proposed Monday a new law strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.

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Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion

Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 April 2018, 20:53 CET |

The future of the three-dimensional shape of Nestle's ‘Kit Kat 4 fingers’ chocolate as an EU trade mark is in doubt following Thursday's opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice.

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Brussels wants fingerprints added to ID cards

Brussels wants fingerprints added to ID cards

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 April 2018, 16:45 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, Migration, Crime

The EU Commission put forward a package of security measures Tuesday, including more secure ID cards, stricter rules on explosives and firearms, and better data sharing to help fight crime and terrorism.

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6 hours for tech firms to hand over key evidence under EU security proposal

6 hours for tech firms to hand over key evidence under EU security proposal

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 April 2018, 00:01 CET |
Filed under: Headline, Internet, Crime

Police and judicial authorities would gain easier and faster access to e-evidence such as e-mails or documents under new EU proposals to help them investigate, prosecute and convict criminals and terrorists.

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Logging in Bialowieza Forest broke law: EU Court

Logging in Bialowieza Forest broke law: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 April 2018, 18:15 CET |
Filed under: Poland, EU Law-environment

Increasing logging operations in Poland's Białowieza Forest nature reserve infringed EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday in a final judgement.

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Uber France hit by new EU Court blow

Uber France hit by new EU Court blow

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 April 2018, 14:16 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, France

EU Member States can prohibit illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service without alerting the Commission in advance of draft criminal legislation, the EU Court ruled Tuesday.

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EU financial interests can limit double jeopardy principle

EU financial interests can limit double jeopardy principle

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 March 2018, 23:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Finance

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 their objectives, the EU court ruled Wednesday.

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Crocs shoes design loses EU patent: Court

Crocs shoes design loses EU patent: Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 March 2018, 23:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The General Court of the European Court of Justice confirmed Wednesday the cancellation of registration of Crocs' design, because it was made available to the public before its registration.

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March 2018 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 March 2018, 11:56 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its March 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.

Airlines can be sued for compensation at destination: EU Court

Airlines can be sued for compensation at destination: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 March 2018, 13:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, airlines

An airline operating only the first leg of a connecting flight in one EU Member State can be sued in the courts of the state of final destination for compensation for delays, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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Firefighter's standby time is working time: EU Court

Firefighter's standby time is working time: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 February 2018, 18:55 CET |

Stand-by time of a firefighter on call at home, who is obliged to respond to calls from an employer within a short period, must be regarded as ‘working time’, the EU's top Court ruled on Thursday.

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Poland's Bialowieza Forest logging 'infringes EU law'

Poland's Bialowieza Forest logging 'infringes EU law'

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 February 2018, 22:05 CET |

It is unlawful to increase logging in Poland's Bialowieza Forest, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice confirmed in an opinion issued Tuesday. The Court's final judgement is due in March.

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