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30 October 2009, 23:21 CET

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

Free trade deals cannot be agreed by EU alone: EU Court

Free trade deals cannot be agreed by EU alone: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 May 2017, 15:33 CET |

The EU Commission cannot conclude trade deals without the approval of national parliaments,when they contain investment dispute systems that supersede national courts, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday.

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Uber still needs licences: EU Court advisor

Uber still needs licences: EU Court advisor

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 May 2017, 18:45 CET |

The innovative Uber electronic taxi platform is required to obtain necessary transport licences under national law, a European Court advocate general made clear in an opinion Thursday.

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German law on worker participation compatible with EU law: EU Court

German law on worker participation compatible with EU law: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 May 2017, 13:39 CET |

Advocate-general Saugmandsgaard Øe confirmed in an Opinion from the European Court of Justice Thursday that German law on employee participation is compatible with EU law.

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Brussels issues guidelines on green justice

Brussels issues guidelines on green justice

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 May 2017, 22:36 CET |

The EU Commission issued a guidance document on access to green justice Friday, outlining how the public can hold authorities to account on environmental matters.

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April 2017 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 April 2017, 22:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its April 2017 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 of Justice rejects banana cartel appeal

EU Court of Justice rejects banana cartel appeal

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 April 2017, 18:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Competition

The European Court of Justice confirmed Thursday that in proving a cartel the Commission can rely on and use as evidence documents from national authorities other than competition authorities.

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Euro-MPs address new online privacy rules

Euro-MPs address new online privacy rules

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 April 2017, 19:05 CET |

A European Parliament committee is working on new privacy rules which would take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users better control of their privacy settings.

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EU presents review of EU justice systems

EU presents review of EU justice systems

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 April 2017, 17:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline

European justice systems received their annual inspection Monday, with the EU's Justice Scoreboard assessing the length of criminal court proceedings relating to money laundering for the first time.

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2017 EU Justice Scoreboard

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 April 2017, 17:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission published on 10 April the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard which gives a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in the EU Member States.

GM bans lawful only if clear health risk: EU Court adviser

GM bans lawful only if clear health risk: EU Court adviser

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 March 2017, 23:20 CET |

EU states are justified in banning genetically modified food and feed only if they can establish a clear, urgent and serious risk to health and the environment, the top EU Court's adviser said on Thursday.

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EU Court upholds sanctions against Russia's Rosneft

EU Court upholds sanctions against Russia's Rosneft

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 March 2017, 18:30 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, EU Law, Energy, Headline2, Russia

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday declared valid EU sanctions against Russian companies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, including Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil giant.

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24,000 consumers use online dispute platform in 1st year

24,000 consumers use online dispute platform in 1st year

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 March 2017, 23:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Consumer

Over 24,000 complaints were lodged in the first year of the EU's Online Dispute Resolution platform, launched in February 2016 to help consumers and traders resolve their disputes out-of-court.

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MEPs back plans to adapt more books for blind people

MEPs back plans to adapt more books for blind people

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 March 2017, 00:13 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Culture, Headline2

MEPs on the EU Parliament's legal affairs committee gave their backing Thursday to new draft rules to make more books available in formats designed for blind and visually impaired people.

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EU looks to boost power of national competition authorities

EU looks to boost power of national competition authorities

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 March 2017, 22:35 CET |

The European Commission set out new rules Wednesday to deepen partnership with national competition authorities by enabling them to be more effective enforcers of the EU's antitrust rules.

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EU re-imposes EUR 776m fines on air cargo cartel

EU re-imposes EUR 776m fines on air cargo cartel

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 March 2017, 23:40 CET |

The EU Commission re-imposed a fine of EUR 776 million on 11 air cargo carriers Friday for operating a price–fixing cartel, re-adopting a decision annulled by the EU's top Court on procedural grounds.

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Action of armed forces in conflicts can be terrorist acts: EU Court

Action of armed forces in conflicts can be terrorist acts: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 March 2017, 00:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Defence, Headline2

The actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflict, within the meaning of international humanitarian law, may constitute 'terrorist acts', rules the European Court of Justice.

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Phone subscriber's data consent valid for all member states: EU Court

Phone subscriber's data consent valid for all member states: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 March 2017, 14:09 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

A telephone subscriber's consent to having their personal data published in one EU Member State makes it valid for another, the European Court of Justice declared in a ruling on Wednesday.

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'Right to be forgotten' in companies register limited: EU Court

'Right to be forgotten' in companies register limited: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 March 2017, 17:58 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

There is no right to be forgotten in respect of personal data in the companies register, although restricted access is possible after a company's dissolution, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday.

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