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31 October 2009, 00:21 CET

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

No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court

No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 October 2017, 22:56 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Culture, Headline2, Sport

Bridge is not a 'sport' and cannot be exempt from the EU's VAT Directive, the European Court of Justice court ruled Thursday, though it does come under the concept of 'cultural services'.

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EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment

EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 October 2017, 00:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2, SMEs

An EU Member State cannot impose mandatory liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another state, the European Court of Justice affirms in a ruling upholding freedom of establishment under EU law.

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Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court

Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 October 2017, 23:10 CET |

A Greek law laying down a minimum height requirement irrespective of sex, as a criterion for admission to a police school, may discriminate against women, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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Anti-terrorism package

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 October 2017, 17:00 CET |
Filed under: Terrorism, Crime

The European Commission reports regularly on progress made towards creating an effective and genuine Security Union and is today presenting its 11th Progress Report, setting out a package of operational and practical anti-terrorism measures to be rolled out over the next 16 months.

EU green light for new rules to resolve tax disputes

EU green light for new rules to resolve tax disputes

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 October 2017, 16:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Taxation, SMEs

EU finance ministers gave their green light Tuesday to a new system for resolving resolve tax disputes between Member States, including over double taxation, seen as a major obstacle for businesses.

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October 2017 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 October 2017, 00:04 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its October 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.

Brussels takes legal action against Ireland over Apple taxes

Brussels takes legal action against Ireland over Apple taxes

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 October 2017, 23:35 CET |

The EU Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal State aid worth up to EUR 13 billion, as required by an earlier Commission decision.

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Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court

Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 September 2017, 22:42 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Banking, Headline2

Banks lending in foreign currencies are under an obligation to provide sufficient information to enable a borrower to take prudent and well-informed decisions, the EU's top Court ruled Wednesday.

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EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 September 2017, 20:35 CET |

The European Union and the United Nations have launched a new partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial dedicated financial envelope of EUR 500 million.

Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency

Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 September 2017, 20:45 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, Internet, Crime

The European Union proposed Tuesday a set of measures to step up its cybersecurity capacity, including a cyber-safety scheme and other tools to ensure Europe is better equipped to deal with cyber-attacks.

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EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew

EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 September 2017, 22:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, airlines

The European Court of Justice ruled against Ryanair Thursday in its battle to consider its cabin crew as Irish under Irish law in a case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink.

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EU Court upholds Italian farmer use of GM crops

EU Court upholds Italian farmer use of GM crops

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 September 2017, 13:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

EU Member States cannot adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified food and feed without evidence of a serious risk to health or the environment, the EU's top Court ruled on Wednesday.

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EU Court orders review of EUR 1.06 bn fine on Intel

EU Court orders review of EUR 1.06 bn fine on Intel

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 September 2017, 00:30 CET |

The EU's top Court sent back for review Wednesday a previous General Court ruling which upheld a fine of EUR 1.06 billion imposed on Intel in 2009 by the Commission for abuse of a dominant position.

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EU Court dismisses challenge to migrant quota scheme

EU Court dismisses challenge to migrant quota scheme

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 September 2017, 22:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, migrants, refugees

The EU Court of Justice dismissed Wednesday cases brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the European Union's provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers.

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EU launches legal action against Poland over new law

EU launches legal action against Poland over new law

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 July 2017, 23:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

The European Union launched legal action against Poland Saturday following the publication in the Polish Official Journal of a new law it has warned threatens the independence of the judiciary..

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EU tightens pressure on Poland over rule of law

EU tightens pressure on Poland over rule of law

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 July 2017, 18:42 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline, Poland

The European Commission substantiated its grave concerns on a planned reform of the judiciary in Poland Wednesday in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities.

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EU warns Poland over independence of judiciary

EU warns Poland over independence of judiciary

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 July 2017, 23:44 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

The European Commission expressed grave concern Wednesday about the clear risks for the independence of the judiciary in Poland and urges the Polish Government to put its new laws on hold

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Belgian airlines aid broke state aid rules, says EU

Belgian airlines aid broke state aid rules, says EU

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 July 2017, 22:45 CET |

Public support granted by Belgium to three airlines flying from Brussels airport gave them an unfair advantage over other airlines, in breach of EU state aid rules, the EU Commission concluded Tuesday.

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July 2017 infringements package - Part 2: other letters of formal notice

Posted by EUbusiness at 13 July 2017, 14:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In addition to key decisions set out in Part 1, the European Commission decided on 13 July 2017 to send letters of formal notice for the following types of EU law infringements:

July 2017 infringements package: key decisions - Part 1

Posted by EUbusiness at 13 July 2017, 14:22 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its July 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.

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