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Commission, Germany agree road toll compromise

Commission, Germany agree road toll compromise

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 December 2016, 23:25 CET |

The European Commission and Germany finally reached agreement Thursday on a solution to end a long-running legal dispute over the planned introduction of a road charge for passenger cars in Germany.

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EU-U.S. Data Protection "Umbrella Agreement" - questions & answers

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 December 2016, 14:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, USA, Data protection

The EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement", given the green light by the European Parliament on 1 December, puts in place a comprehensive high-level data protection framework for EU-US law enforcement cooperation.

Public has a right to information on pesticide dangers, rules EU Court

Public has a right to information on pesticide dangers, rules EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 November 2016, 13:20 CET |

Safety tests conducted by the chemical industry and used by regulators to assess the dangers of pesticides must be disclosed, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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November 2016 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 November 2016, 16:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its November 2016 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.

French practice on out-of-print books against copyright directive: EU Court

French practice on out-of-print books against copyright directive: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 November 2016, 00:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Media, Headline2

The EU's copyright directive protects the rights of authors against exploitation through the digital reproduction of out-of-print books, the eU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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Bank lender can be penalised for not including all information: EU Court

Bank lender can be penalised for not including all information: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 November 2016, 00:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Consumer, Finance

Failure by a lender to include essential information in its credit agreement with a consumer could deprive the lender of entitlement to interest and charges, the EU's top court has ruled.

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Hungarian ad tax 'breaches EU State aid rules'

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 November 2016, 15:45 CET |

The Hungarian advertisement tax is in breach of EU State aid rules, the European Commission has found, because its progressive tax rates grant a selective advantage to certain companies.

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France Télécom loses pensions appeal at EU Court

France Télécom loses pensions appeal at EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 October 2016, 14:25 CET |

The EU Court of Justice rejected Wednesday an appeal by France Télécom against a European Commission decision over the company's financing of reform of pensions for its civil servants.

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EU Court advisor upholds Intel appeal against record EU fine

EU Court advisor upholds Intel appeal against record EU fine

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 October 2016, 19:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Competition

Intel's appeal against the imposition by the EU of a EUR 1.06 billion fine for abuse of its dominant position should be referred back to the European Court of Justice, its Advocate General said on Thursday.

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Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court

Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 October 2016, 18:41 CET |

A website operator can store certain personal data relating to visitors of the site if it helps to identify the visitor and also to protect itself against cyber attacks, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday.

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Only original software can be resold, rules top EU court

Only original software can be resold, rules top EU court

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 October 2016, 22:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Media, Headline2, Internet

The owner of a computer program with an unlimited user licence is entitled to resell the original, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday, but not a back-up copy if the original is not available.

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Germany in EU dock over road toll plan

Germany in EU dock over road toll plan

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 September 2016, 19:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Cars, Headline2

Germany was referred Thursday to the EU Court of Justice over its plan to introduce a road charging scheme for private vehicles (PKW-Maut) which, according to the European Commission, is discriminatory.

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September 2016 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 September 2016, 14:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its September 2016 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 Court rules out loophole on animal testing

EU Court rules out loophole on animal testing

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 September 2016, 13:32 CET |

EU law protects the EU market from cosmetic products containing ingredients which have been tested on animals, the EU's top court ruled Wednesday, wherever that testing may have been conducted.

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EU Court rules on Spanish use of rolling fixed-term contracts

EU Court rules on Spanish use of rolling fixed-term contracts

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 September 2016, 23:25 CET |

The use of successive fixed-term contracts to cover permanent needs in the health care sector are contrary to EU law, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

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EU Court rules for Sony in pre-installed Windows case

EU Court rules for Sony in pre-installed Windows case

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 September 2016, 23:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

The sale of a computer equipped with a pre-installed copy of Windows does not in itself contravene EU rules on unfair commercial practices, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday.

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Brexit - Which UK laws are likely to change?

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 August 2016, 19:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Brexit, Britain

The Leave vote means that the UK Government will, from a designated point in the future, no longer be bound by the restrictions of European law which has governed a significant part of UK law for so long.

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Systemic threat to rule of law in Poland, says EC

Systemic threat to rule of law in Poland, says EC

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 July 2016, 23:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

There is a 'systemic threat' to the rule of law in Poland, the European Commission said as it sent the country recommendations over the independence of the country's judiciary.

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Retiring employee still due annual leave allowance

Retiring employee still due annual leave allowance

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 July 2016, 23:36 CET |

An employee ending his employment of his own will is nevertheless entitled to an allowance if he was not able to use up all or part of his right to paid annual leave, the EU Court ruled Wednesday.

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Requiring removal of Islamic headscarf at work 'discrimination'

Requiring removal of Islamic headscarf at work 'discrimination'

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 July 2016, 00:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, France

A company policy requiring an employee to remove her Islamic headscarf when in contact with clients is unlawful discrimination, according to the opinion of the EU Court's advocate-general.

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