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Comparative advertising must not mislead, rules EU Court

Comparative advertising must not mislead, rules EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 February 2017, 23:04 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Consumer

The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled against inaccurate and misleading advertising practices which compare prices between shops while using different formats and sizes.

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EU countries fall short in implementing environmental laws

EU countries fall short in implementing environmental laws

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 February 2017, 23:24 CET |

States are falling short in implementing EU environmental laws in areas such as waste management, air quality and water management, the EU Commission said on Monday.

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 February 2017, 17:45 CET |
Filed under: Development, EU Law, Social

The European Union has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Discussion on Female Genital Mutilation is included in human rights and political dialogues with partner countries and in annual dialogues with civil society organisations.

Terrorist links sufficient to reject asylum seeker: EU Court

Terrorist links sufficient to reject asylum seeker: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 February 2017, 13:54 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, terrorism, Headline2

An asylum seeker does not personally need to have committed terrorist acts for an application for asylum to the EU to be refused, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday.

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ECB Greek debt exchange scheme lawful: EU Court

ECB Greek debt exchange scheme lawful: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 January 2017, 18:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Finance, Greece

The ECB is not bound to make good losses allegedly sustained in 2012 by commercial banks holding Greek debt instruments in connection with restructuring of Greek debt, the EU's top court ruled Tuesday.

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EU antitrust concerns prompt changes to Amazon e-books contracts

EU antitrust concerns prompt changes to Amazon e-books contracts

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 January 2017, 17:30 CET |

The EU Commission is inviting comments on a number of changes Amazon is making to its e-books contracts, in response to a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's practices started in 2015.

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Court confirms Toshiba, Panasonic fine for cathode ray tubes cartel

Court confirms Toshiba, Panasonic fine for cathode ray tubes cartel

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2017, 13:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law - competition

Europe's top Court confirmed Wednesday a fine of EUR 82 million imposed jointly and severally on Toshiba and Panasonic for their part in a cartel on the market for tubes for television sets.

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New debt recovery rules enter into force

New debt recovery rules enter into force

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 January 2017, 23:49 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, SMEs, Finance

Businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be able to benefit from new EU rules to recover debt from debtors in other EU countries which came into force on Wednesday.

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European Account Preservation Order - faster, cheaper and more efficient debt recovery

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2017, 00:41 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, SMEs, Finance

Around 1 million smaller business (SMEs) in the EU face problems with cross-border debts. This is about EUR 600 million lost every year for these small companies.

EU Court confirms EUR 60m phosphates cartel fine

EU Court confirms EUR 60m phosphates cartel fine

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 January 2017, 22:20 CET |

The EU Court of Justice confirmed Thursday a European Commission fine of nearly EUR 60 million imposed on the Roullier group for sharing the phosphate market for animal feed for more than 30 years.

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EC toughens measures against terrorist financing

EC toughens measures against terrorist financing

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 December 2016, 00:54 CET |
Filed under: Headline, Terrorism, Finance, Crime

The European Commission adopted a package of measures on Wednesday designed to strengthen the EU's capacity to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime.

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Nestle fingers burnt in EU Kit Kat case

Nestle fingers burnt in EU Kit Kat case

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 December 2016, 11:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

Nestlé's application to register the three-dimensional shape of 'Kit Kat 4 fingers' as an EU trade mark has been declared invalid by the General Court of the European Court of Justice.

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EU takes action against UK and Germany over dieselgate

EU takes action against UK and Germany over dieselgate

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 December 2016, 21:45 CET |

The European Commission announced Thursday that it is to open infringement procedures against the 7 EU Member States for their handling of the dieselgate scandal.

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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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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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